Captains Baseball Coaching Staff

John Harvell

John Harvell is in his 19th year as coach of the Christopher Newport University baseball team. Under his leadership, CNU has achieved tremendous success at both the conference and national level. The CNU program is annually considered one of the top programs in the nation in Division III. . Harvell's impact on the program continued its steady rise with his third CNU team In 2003, he led the Captains all the way to national championship day at the NCAA Division III World Series, where they finished #2 in the country. In 2011, Harvell's Captains set a new program record by winning 26 straight games. CNU also achieved its first-ever national #1 ranking during the 2011 season. Harvell was selected the Regional Coach of the Year following CNU's 39-7 season in 2011. For his efforts John has been named USA South Athletic Conference coach of the Year three times. John graduated from Christopher Newport, where he was well-known to CNU fans as both a baseball and basketball player. He played three years of baseball and two years of basketball after transferring from Howard University, where he had played baseball and was a kicker on the football team.


Andy Wissinger
Andy Wissinger returned to the dugout in 2015-16 as assistant baseball coach after serving as associate head coach at Virginia Wesleyan College for the last 3 years. Prior to his tenure with the Marlins, Wissinger served as assistant coach at CNU for 11 years.

Wissinger help guide the Captains to six NCAA appearances in his 11years at Christopher Newport University, including 3 trips to the College World Series and one National Runner-Up finish. He help lead the Captains' through a program-record 26-game winning streak in 2011, and CNU averaged over 33 wins per season while Wissinger was on staff.