Phone: 620-947-3121 ext. 1631
Length of time at Tabor: Since 2008
Standiford returns for his sixth year as the head baseball coach at Tabor. Standiford has led the Bluejays to a runner-up finish in the NAIA Opening Round National Tournament and back-to-back KCAC Regular Season Champions. In 2013 he guided the Bluejays to 40 wins adding to the three consecutive years of 40+ wins. He has accumulated 129 wins and 45 losses for a winning percentage of .741 in the past three years with 184 wins and 95 losses, and a winning percentage of .659 during his time at Tabor. His teams have broken school records in wins, runs, hits, batting average, RBIs, doubles, homeruns, base on balls, fielding percentage, and strikeouts.
Under his leadership, 47 Tabor College players have received All-conference awards, the NAIA All-American awards were given to Jeff Hutton (2011), Art Corona (2012) and Adam McCormick (2012). Tabor players coached by Standiford that have gone on to play professional baseball include:
|Tyson Kendrick||Detroit Tigers, Connecticut Tigers||2010|
|Paul Bridenbaugh||Sioux City Explorers||2010|
|Kori Melo||Fort Worth Cats||2013|
|Wes Moody||Rio Grande Valley Whitewings||2013|
|Josh Stone||Wichita Wingnuts||2013|
In his college career from 1985 to 1988 at Wichita State University, Standiford hit 69 home runs, a mark that still stands as the all-time team record. As a senior, he led the Shockers in runs, doubles, RBIs, and set the single-season home run record (28). He capped of his senior season by leading the Shockers to the 1988 College World Series, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. He also earned All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball, and second-team honors by Baseball America.
Called "the most prolific power hitter in Shocker baseball history," Standiford has since been inducted to the Wichita State Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame.
He was drafted in the 16th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1988. Standiford has for the past 13 years operated Wichita Sluggers, a 50,000 square foot baseball academy and athletic complex, helping young players sharpen their skills. He has helped more than 100 athletes advance to college-level baseball.
Graduated from Wichita State University
Wife - Renee
Son – Blake
Daughter - Taylor
Phone: 620-947-3121 Ext. 1602
Andy began his playing career at Boone High School (Boone, Iowa) where he was named the Mid-Iowa Player of the Year during the 2001 season. After high school he attend Hesston College (Hesston, Kan.) where he was named an All-Region pitcher during his two year career for the Larks. After finishing his degree at Pittsburg State University in 2006, Andy began coaching at NAIA Peru State College (Peru Neb.) from 2007-2012. During his five years with the Bobcats he helped lead them to the school’s first ever conference title while also developing the first two pitchers two ever be drafted in the programs history. Andy has also coached the Joplin Outlaws (2009-2011) in the MINK league and the Okotoks Dawgs (2008 and 2012) in the WMBL league.
Attended Hesston College from 2001-2003
Attended Pittsburg State Univ. from 2003-2006 - earned a BS in Physical Education
Attended Pittsburg State Univ. from 2006-2007 - earned a MS in Exercise Science
Married to my wife Kristen
I consider myself a teacher of the game of baseball. I’m constantly trying to further educate myself on the game and training techniques so as to better facilitate my individual players and their goals.
What is special about athletics at Tabor:
Tabor is an outstanding environment for student athletes. Here, athletes can grow in all aspects of life. It’s a competitive atmosphere where the more important things, such as education and faith, are still the main focus for the students. I’m excited about helping continue the winning tradition that was started here by coach Standiford.
How do you integrate faith into coaching:
I hope to be a positive example of Christ’s love to the young men on the team and show them the value of a strong faith, and the importance of a quality education.
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|NAIA National Baseball Championship Opening Round - Hutchinson Bracket|