Corey Haines is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at Maryland after being named to the coaching staff in January of 2013. Haines returned to the program after serving one year as an assistant coach at Shippensburg University in 2012.
In 2015, the Terps offense was one of the best in the Big Ten, ranking in the top three in most categories. The Terps were first in the conference in walks and hit by pitches; second in the conference in runs scored, doubles, triples and home runs; third in the conference in hits, runs batted in, on base percentage and total bases.
The 2015 team set a school record for wins with 42, two more than the 2014 season, which was previously the school record. In Haines’ three years as an assistant, the program has compiled a record of 112- 72, with back-to-back Regional Championship titles. The Terps won the Columbia Regional in 2014 before knocking off top overall seed UCLA in the Los Angeles Regional in 2015.
Including 2015 draftees Brandon Lowe, LaMonte Wade, Jose Cuas and Kevin Martir and 2014 draftees Charlie White and Blake Schmit, Haines has coached 12 players who have been drafted and signed professional contracts in his five-year coaching career.
In 2014, the Terps offense was one of the most potent in the country the last two months of the season. Beginning in May, Maryland hit .294 as a team with a .399 slugging percentage en route to the first NCAA Super Regional berth in school history and a 40-win season, a school record. During that span, the Terps belted 47 extra-base hits in 19 games including eight home runs.
Haines works with the infielders and hitters and assisted in the development of second baseman Brandon Lowe. After missing the 2013 season with a knee injury, Lowe finished second in the ACC in hitting (.348) and on-base percentage (.464), led the team in slugging (.464) and tied for the team lead in RBI (42). Lowe earned freshman All-American honors from Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Perfect Game becoming the first Maryland player to earn those honors since 2002.
While at Shippensburg, Haines coached the infielders and hitters and was in charge of base running. During the 2012 season, Shippensburg finished with a 32- 21 record, a nine win improvement from the year before. The offensive production increased as well during the 2012 season, with increases in several offensive categories including a 22-point increase in slugging percentage (.370 to .392) as the Raiders had three position players earn All- PSAC East honors: Tyler Shover, Cody Kulp and Pat Kregeloh. Shippensburg wound up playing in the Division II World Series in 2013.
Prior to the 2012 season, Haines spent three years as a volunteer and student assistant coach with the Terps. Between 2009- 2011, Haines coached two players that signed professional contracts, Alfredo Rodriguez and AJ Casario.
Haines served as the head coach of the Alexandria Aces in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League in the summers of 2011 and 2012, where he instructed some of the best amateur collegiate baseball players in the country. Haines also managed the East team in the 2012 CRCBL All-Star game and took Alexandria to its first playoff appearance in franchise history in 2012.
While at the helm of the Aces, two players signed professional contracts, right-handed pitcher Michael Boyden (31st round with Washington Nationals) and first baseman and outfielder Chris Sweeney (free agent contract with Kansas City Royals).
As a player, Haines spent two seasons as a second baseman with Cecil College, appearing in the regional championship in 2007 and winning the Maryland JUCO state title in 2008. He also played with Cecil American Legion, winning state legion championships in 2006 and 2007.
A native of Elkton, Md., Haines is a graduate of North East High School. He earned four varsity letters with the Indians, winning a Maryland 2A state championship in 2006.
Haines graduated from Maryland in 2011 with a degree in kinesiology.