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Image of head men's baseball coach Terry Edwards.Terry Edwards
Head Baseball Coach

Coach Edwards (11-40) enters his third year as head coach of the University's newly established Cardinal baseball program.

Edwards, 50, has spent the last 25 years as a teacher and coach at Wheeling Central Catholic High School. As head baseball coach since 1984, his teams have won over 325 games. He has been recognized by the Upper Ohio Valley Dapper Dan Club (1999), named conference baseball coach of the year twice (1988 & 1998), and honored as OVAC Coach of the Year in 2000. The Central baseball programs have won 11 sectional titles in addition to 8 regional championships. Coach Edwards’s teams have played in the WV State tournament on 8 occasions including 4 of the last 5 years for the championship. The “Knights” finished runner-up twice (1998 & 2003). Highlighting the program were back-to-back state championships in 1999 & 2000.

In addition to his head coaching duties, Edwards will serve as assistant athletic director. Edwards is actively involved in the Wheeling community, having directed or worked numerous baseball camps and clinics as well as served as a board member for the OVAC baseball committee and American Legion Baseball Association.

Edwards received his bachelor’s degree from West Liberty State College in 1976. He resides in Wheeling with his wife Chrystal, and their two sons, Justin (20), and Josh (14).

Image of Brian Dennison.Brian Denison
Assistant Baseball Coach

Brian Dennison is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Cardinals.

Dennison joined the Cardinal baseball program shortly after the team’s inception and has been instrumental in helping to build the program from the ground up.  On the field, the 29-year-old assistant is an infield and hitting instructor, as well as first base coach.  His off-field duties include performing the bulk of the administrative work for the program, including making travel and meal arrangements and obtaining and maintaining scouting reports of Wheeling Jesuit opponents.

Before joining the coaching staff at WJU, Dennison played collegiately at West Liberty State College, where he garnered starting time at both third base and second base during his four seasons with the Hilltoppers.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty in 2004 with a dual major of business management and sports management.  Following his graduation, he began his post-playing career by helping out with the 2005 West Liberty baseball team.

A graduate of Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio, Dennison was a four-year letterwinner and was named First-Team All-City as a third baseman during his senior season.

Dennison resides in Wheeling and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Wheeling Jesuit.  He is engaged to Andrea Thompson; with the couple planning to marry this summer.

Image of Greg Bamberger.Greg Bamberger
Assistant Baseball Coach

Coach Bamberger enters his second year as assistant coach to the University's newly established Cardinal baseball program.

Image of Greg Bamberger.Jeff Baire
Assistant Baseball Coach

Coach Baire enters his second year as assistant coach to the University's newly established Cardinal baseball program.

Image of Justin Edwards.Justin Edwards
Assistant Baseball Coach

Coach Edwards enters his first year as assistant coach to the University's newly established Cardinal baseball program.



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