Head Coach Rob Watt

Rob has been named the new head baseball coach following the 2018 season. He has been an assistant baseball coach since the summer of 2004 and has served as the hitting coach and the defense coach. Watt is also an instructor in the recreation and leisure studies department and is also a fitness specialist in the Pope Wellness Center on the UMO campus.

Since Watt joined the Mount Olive baseball coaching staff, the Trojans have won five conference championships and have earned ten NCAA Tournament appearances. Mount Olive won NCAA II regional titles in 2008 and 2011, and won the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship in 2008. The Trojans tied for third in the 2011 National Finals in Cary, N.C.

The Trojans have also had 31 Players drafted and/or signed with MLB organizations, 29 Players signed to Professional Independent League contracts, 30 NCAA All-Americans, two NCAA National Player of the Year Recipients, 108 Conference Carolinas All-Conference selections, and 47 Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team selections under the assistance of Watt.

The Trojans have consistently ranked among the national statistics leaders in many of the team hitting categories each year since Watt arrived at Mount Olive. Watt assumed duties as pitching coach early in the 2011 season and Mount Olive set a school record with a team earned run average of 2.78.

Watt has also spent four years coaching in the Coastal Plain League, a summer amateur wood bat league. Watt guided the Edenton Steamers to the 2004 CPL Championship and the Martinsville Mustangs to back-to-back first and second half league championships. Watt also coached in the CPL All-Star Game in 2006 and 2007.

Watt earned both his undergraduate and master’s degree in exercise science at Wayne State College (Neb.). Watt played two years of baseball at Wayne State and was team captain. He also spent four years as an assistant coach at Wayne State.

Assistant Baseball Coach Matthew Hare

Hare joins the staff from the University of North Carolina. While at Chapel Hill, Hare was a data analyst for the Tar Heels baseball team, helping the coaching staff develop scouting reports as well as helping record practices and games. Hare was also an Assistant Coach at American Legion Wayne County Post 11 Baseball. There, he was a pitching coach, managed the program's social media accounts, led fundraising efforts, and helped the team with analysis of analytics. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. 

Assistant Coach Dan Wondrack

A former standout player at the Division I level, Dan Wondrack enters his first season as an assistant coach at Mount Olive in 2022.
Wondrack was a three-year starter at catcher at the College of Charleston from 2015-19 and spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant for the Cougars.
A New Jersey native, Wondrack earned All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) two times with the Cougars and was selected an ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Second-Team honoree his senior year. In 2018, he paced the team with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs and 33 walks while appearing in all 55 games with 54 starts. As a senior, Wondrack led the conference in home runs (15), slugging percentage (.593) and runners caught stealing (25) in 55 starts. He served as a captain and helped anchor the program to back-to-back 36-win campaigns under one of the most recognized names in NCAA baseball head coach Chad Holbrook. Wondrack ranks sixth all-time in school history with 35 career home runs and among the program's all-time leaders with a .992 fielding percentage.
Wondrack started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Florence-Darlington Technical College working directly with hitting and catching, while serving as a first base and strength coach in 2019. The following year, he served a short stint as a volunteer assistant with UNC Asheville before returning to his alma mater, the College of Charleston, in 2021 as a volunteer assistant coach.
In his return to the Cougars, Wondrack worked as the catching and camp coordinator, while managing all field maintenance and operations. He aided in the development of All-CAA catcher JT Marr, who was a semifinalist of the prestigious Buster Posey National Catcher of the Year Award. Marr led the team in batting average (.310), hits (66), triples (4), home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.465) while ranking second in RBI (40).
Wondrack completed his bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of Charleston in 2019.