Vail Huskies Baseball
Harrison Stevens Mar 14
Harrison Stevens Feb 15
Coach Stevens was born in Vail, Colorado, and grew up in Eagle. He graduated from Eagle Valley High School in 2015. He was named First-Team All Conference in the Western Slope his junior and senior baseball seasons. Stevens continued his playing career at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas for coach Ryan Carter. During the 2016 season the Trojans won the Jayhawk West Conference title for the first time in Colby CC history. After graduating from Colby, Stevens moved on to play two more years at NAIA Division I Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri for coach Russell Brand. During his senior year at Evangel, he posted a .326 batting average, recording 47 hits in 41 games and finishing with a .472 slugging percentage. Coach Stevens received his Associate of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting as well as an Associate of Art degree in General Studies from Colby Community College. At Evangel University he majored in Sport Management with a minor in Coaching. Stevens also spent time with the Gate City Grays in Pocatello, Idaho as well as the Ozark Generals in Ozark, Missouri during his collegiate and post-collegiate career. Stevens returned to Evangel University in the fall of 2019 as a Graduate Assistant Coach. He became the Head Coach at Battle Mountain High School in September of 2019. Stevens started working at Battle Mountain High School in January of 2020 as a Special Education Paraprofessional. After spending time as a paraprofessional and a permanent substitute, Stevens became the Business Education Instructor in January of 2021. Coach Stevens married his wife, Megan (Asmussen) Stevens on July 8th, 2021. Megan is currently the Physical Education teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School. Stevens enjoys working in the school, and seeing his athletes in the halls. He is excited to be a part of the Battle Mountain community. Coach Stevens’ purpose is to develop athletes into people who pursue excellence as leaders who love one another. Harrison’s parents, Mike and Angie, live in Eagle with his brother Ben.
Mike was raised in Loveland, Colorado and graduated from Loveland High School in 1980. After a successful high school career being named an All-Northern Conference catcher his Junior and Senior seasons and 2nd Team All-State as a Senior, Mike went on to play for NAIA Hall of Fame coach Gil Stafford at Grand Canyon University (Grand Canyon College) in Phoenix, Arizona. While at Canyon, Mike was a member of the 1981 and 1982 NAIA National Championship teams. He then transferred and finished out his collegiate baseball career at Colorado Mesa University (Mesa State College) playing for coach Byron Weihe on two RMAC Championship teams and one District 7 Champion in 1983 and 1984, narrowly missing his third trip to the NAIA College World Series in 1984. After college, Mike moved to Vail in the summer of 1984 to continue his love of playing baseball for the Vail Merchants, a member of the Colorado Collegiate League, where he played for three more summers. After that first summer, Mike decided Eagle County would be his permanent home. Mike met his wife, Dawn, in Vail and they were married in 1992. Eventually, they moved to Eagle, Colorado where they still live today and where they have raised their two children, Tyler and Kaitlyn. After working at Vail Resorts for 20 years, Mike shifted careers and is now employed with global insurance broker Aon, where he is Director of Risk Control Services, consulting with clients in the Entertainment and Recreation industries. As many parents do, Mike was involved with his kid’s activities from the get go, coaching youth soccer, basketball and baseball. Mike has been coaching baseball in Eagle County for over 17 years, from tee-ball to high school. He helped drive the local campaign to the expand Three Rivers Little League within Eagle County and was a member of their Board of Directors for 2 years. He has coached at Eagle Valley HS (2 years) and is now entering his 6th year with Battle Mountain HS. Mike truly has a passion for baseball, but more importantly, has a passion for teaching the game. His primary mission is to help each player become the most successful player they can be while mentoring each player to understand the importance of also becoming successful in the classroom and away from the playing field.