Elliot Stewart, a catcher at Cal Poly from 2010-13, is in his fourth season on the coaching staff of the baseball program. He served as Director of Baseball Operations for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, was a volunteer assistant coach in 2017 and returns for the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant coach.
Stewart was head baseball coach at Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for the 2018 season, guiding the Royals to a 13-15 mark, and has operated the Elliot Stewart Baseball Academy since 2016.
As a player at Cal Poly, Stewart produced eight doubles, two triples and eight home runs during his senior year in 2013. Among his home runs were three-run shots at Cal and at home against UC Riverside along with game-winning homers against CSU Bakersfield and Cal State Northridge.
He missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, but produced base hits in his first three games back, including a pair of solo home runs and a sacrifice fly for three RBIs in the series against San Francisco. He had 30 RBI for the season and committed just four errors in 319 chances behind the plate.
Stewart started 31 games as a junior in 2011 and hit .252 with 10 doubles (four in the Long Beach State series) and pair of home runs (Santa Clara and Valparaiso) with 17 RBI. He made only one error in 230 chances. As a sophomore in 2010, Stewart played in 40 games with 22 starts and hit .245 with four doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI. One of his homers was a grand slam against Fresno State.
Stewart played one season at West Valley College before transferring to Cal Poly, hitting .328 with eight doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs en route to first-team All-Golden Gate Conference honors. He is a 2008 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, earning first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League honors as a senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and junior.
Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in social science at Cal Poly in 2013.