Andrew Stepp was promoted in June 2019 to become the head baseball coach at McKendree University.
Stepp joined the McKendree family in August 2018 as an assistant coach for the baseball program. He was the Bearcats’ hitting and infield coach during the 2019 season. Prior to his arrival at McKendree, Stepp gained valuable NCAA Division I experience as both a coach and player.
In 2018, Stepp was on the staff at Murray State University as an assistant coach. He assisted with all facets of the Racers’ offensive game and was also responsible for base running and outfield development. Stepp’s efforts helped in part to Murray State’s qualification into the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
Before his time at Murray State, Stepp served as the director of baseball operations and player development at another NCAA Division I institution, Ohio University. There, he was responsible for handling all aspects of the Bobcats’ travel and budgetary requirements. Stepp also worked with hitters and infielders at Ohio.
From 2014-16, Stepp was a student assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Kentucky University. In addition to serving as the Hilltoppers’ bullpen coordinator, Stepp assisted the program’s director of baseball operations.
A native of Nixa, Mo., Stepp played two seasons as an infielder at Western Kentucky. He began his collegiate playing career at Southwest Baptist University.
In Stepp’s one season as an assistant at McKendree, the Bearcats set an NCAA Division II-era program record with 55 stolen bases. Junior outfielder Drew Reich also belted 10 home runs in 2019, which is the most by any player since the Bearcats completed their NCAA Division II transition.
Stepp and his wife, Lauren, reside in O’Fallon.