Mike Hampton (baseball Coach)
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Mike Hampton Baseball Coach
Mike Hampton
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSt. John's
ConferenceBig East
Biographical details
Born (1972-01-17) January 17, 1972 (age 48)
Ramstein, Germany
Playing career
1994Billings Mustangs
1995-1996Charleston AlleyCats
1997Burlington Bees
Position(s)Third baseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999Clemson (asst.)
2000-2001West Virginia (H)
2002-2019St. John's (H/RC)
2020-presentSt. John's
Head coaching record
TournamentsBig East: 0-0
NCAA: 0-0
Accomplishments and honors
  • Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American (1994)

Michael Anthony Hampton (born January 17, 1972) is an American college baseball coach and former third baseman. He is the interim head baseball coach at the St. John's University. Hampton played college baseball at Clemson University from 1993 to 1994 before pursuing a professional career from 1994 to 1997. In college, he was named an All-American in 1994.

Playing career

As a junior at Clemson University in 1993, Hampton had a .254 batting average, a .322 on-base percentage (OBP), and a .454 SLG, with nine home runs.

As a senior in 1994, Hampton batted .380 with a .596 SLG, 11 home runs, and 70 RBIs. He was named first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and he was also named a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.[1]

Hampton was selected in the 4th round of the 1994 Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds. After three years in the team's farm system, Hampton retired due to injuries.[2]

Coaching career

On September 1, 1998, Hampton was named an assistant coach at his alma mater, Clemson.[3] Following a lone season at Clemson, Hampton was named the hitting coach at West Virginia University, where worked for two seasons.[4]

In the fall of 2001, Hampton joined Ed Blankmeyer's coaching staff at St. John's University.

On January 9, 2020, Hampton was promoted to the interim head baseball coach at St. John's following Ed Blankmeyer's resignation to join the Brooklyn Cyclones.[5]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
St. John's Red Storm (Big East Conference) (2020-present)
2020 St. John's 5-8 0-0 Season canceled due to COVID-19
St. John's: 5-8 0-0
Total: 5-8

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also


  1. ^ "2019 Clemson Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). www.clemsontigers.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "1994 Baseball Draft". www.baseball-almanac.com. Baseball-Almanac, Inc. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "O'Sullivan, Hampton Added to Baseball Staff". www.clemsontigers.com. Clemson University. September 1, 1998. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "St. John's promotes Hampton to interim baseball coach". www.journaltimes.com. The Journal Times. January 9, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "St. John's promotes Hampton to interim baseball coach". www.apnews.com. The Associated Press. January 9, 2020. Retrieved 2020.

External links

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