July 10, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State head coach Mike Martin announced the hiring of Charles Assey as the volunteer assistant coach with the baseball program for the 2008-09 season. Assey spent one year as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College guiding the Blue Hose through their first season at the Division I level in 2008. Assey replaces Rod Delmonico who was hired as an assistant coach at Florida International University earlier this week.
Assey oversaw all fielding aspects at Presbyterian. Under his tutelage, Blue Hose catchers posted a .985 fielding percentage and threw out 32 percent of attempted base stealers, while the PC outfielders finished the season with a .977 fielding percentage.
On the offensive side, Assey played a tremendous role in improving both the power numbers and base running aspect of the game. PC hit 25 home runs in 2008, 13 more than a season ago, while the Blue Hose stole bases at a 58 percent success rate.
“We are very happy to have Charles join our staff,” said head coach Mike Martin. “He comes highly recommended and will be a great addition to the FSU Baseball family.”
Assey began his coaching career at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where he served as the graduate assistant baseball coach and head strength and conditioning coach. He also filled the roles of first base coach and assistant recruiting coordinator at St. Edward’s. Assey coached two outfielders and one catcher at St. Edward’s who went on to play either Minor League Baseball or Independent League Baseball.
A former Blue Hose baseball team captain, Assey graduated from Presbyterian College in 2004 with a degree in social studies and a minor in secondary education. He earned his masters degree at St. Edward’s in arts of human service with a concentration in sports management.
Assey is seasoned veteran in the summer baseball camp circuit as he has been an instructor at several colleges and universities including The Citadel, Clemson, South Carolina, Lander and the University of Texas.
As a player and a pitcher for the Blue Hose, Assey was a member of the 2003 squad that captured the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship. PC participated in the NCAA Division II Tournament that same year.
Assey is a native of West Columbia, S.C. where he played high school baseball for his father Charlie Assey at Brookland-Cayce in Columbia, S.C. He was part of the 1998 South Carolina 3A state championship team.