Instructors

Drew Peterson - Instructor

Drew Peterson completed his 24th season as a collegiate head coach in 2014, while leading his team to his 400th win at Campbell University, and his 700th career win on April 26th, 2014 with a win over Presbyterian College 4-0. Peterson became the all-time winningest coach in Campbell program history on March 6, 2009, a 10-0 victory against Jacksonville.  The ten time conference Coach of the Year has served as the NFCA Publications Coordinator (2005-07) along with being the softball chair for the A-Sun (2003-07), Mid-Central Conference (1994-00) and the NCCAA (1994-97).  In 1995, he was chosen by his peers as the NCCAA National Coach of the Year, and was a four-time NCCAA Region Coach of the Year. During Peterson’s tenure at Campbell, players have earned all-conference recognition 29 times and on 13 occasions his players have been named to the league’s all-freshman unit, with two being named Big South Freshman of the Year. He has also had 34 players named NFCA Academic All-American Scholar-Athletes on 61 different occasions. Annie Lewis (1999-01) was tabbed GTE/Verizon Academic All-American in Petersons first year in Buies Creek, 2001. In 2009, Karlie Love was named to the ESPN The Magazine/Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). While coaching Campbell, the Camels have had victories over several top programs including North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois. In 2008, the Camels picked up arguable the biggest win in the program’s history with a 7-6 come-from-behind elimination-game victory over host school North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. The 2010 season saw Campbell once again knock off a ranked opponent with a 6-4 victory over the then-No. 22 Tar Heels. The 2011 season was marked by Campbell wins over a pair of ACC opponents in Virginia and North Carolina. In 14 seasons, Peterson’s clubs have set 54 single-season/career team and individual records for their offensive, defensive and pitching performances.  He has led a prolific offense that carried a .300 batting avg. in 2013, second-best in program history.  He has coached athletes such as Charlotte, NC native Taylor McGee, who set the program’s all-time home run record with 42. Campbell also completed the program’s final season of play in the A-Sun by leading the conference in runs, triples, home runs and total bases and ranking in the top three in five other offensive categories.  In 2010 under Peterson’s guidance the Camels were ranked among the national leaders in double plays per game (3rd – 0.49).  The Camels consistently showed prolific power and broke the school home run record with 81 in 2009, ranking third nationally, and Junior pitcher, Brittany Stanley, was named the league’s Pitcher of the Year (first-time as a member of the Atlantic Sun) and being selected as the A-Sun Tournament MVP for the second-consecutive season. Coach Peterson was elected to the Bethel College Hall of Fame in 2006.  While at Bethel, Peterson guided his teams to a 283-150-2 record, six Mid-Central (NAIA) Conference championships, four National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) regional titles and the 1995 NCCAA National Championship.  In his 10-year stint at Bethel, Peterson coached four NAIA All-Americans and 13 NCCAA All-Americans. Peterson entered Bethel in 1987 and played three seasons on the baseball team as a pitcher and middle infielder. Prior to his senior campaign, he was offered the chance of coaching the softball squad. A 1991 graduate of Bethel with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, Peterson also earned his Master of Ministries degree from Bethel in 1996. Peterson is married to the former Jennifer Miller of Plymouth, Ind., and they have four sons.

Eric Phillips - Batting Instructor

Eric Phillips is a committed coach and father who continues to provide instruction in not only softball but life to the youth of our area. Eric teaches both the mental and physical aspects of the game with passion and enthusiasm. Eric has been coaching girls’ fastpitch softball for 13 years. He has been a hitting coach specifically giving private and team instruction for 9 years. In that time, he has provided private instruction to 2 All-Americans, 30 All-State players with 14 of his 15 high school graduates continuing on to play collegiate softball. As a coach, Eric has had several championship teams including the Triple Crown Sports World Championship. Eric has coached several players who continued their careers in college, including his daughter. Prior to coaching, Eric was a successful baseball player and a member of the All-Navy Softball team while serving our country.

Moni Armendarez - Batting Instructor

A native of Carlsbad, New Mexico who has spent the majority of her life either playing or coaching softball.   A 1998 graduate of Indiana University, Moni was awarded All Big Ten and 2 Time All American. She still is a record holder for Indiana softball. Following her outstanding college career Moni played in the Women's Professional Softball League with the Carolina Diamonds for two seasons, where in 1999 she set the WPSL single-season home run record (12), one season for the WPSL All-Star Team, as well as a season with the Akron Racers. Once she hung up her cleats she spent twelve years as a 18U Head Coach for the Carolina Lady Blues and Tarheel Stars. She has recently moved here from Kannapolis, North Carolina and has been giving lessons for the past 14 years.

Parker Stevens - Catching Instructor

Parker Stevens has 30+ years of catching experience and over 10 years of head coaching experience. Currently, he is the Head Coach of a PCT 12u team. Parker attended Mount Airy High School and East Rowan High School, lettering in six varsity sports. He is a graduate of UNCW with a major in Communications and a minor in Leadership Studies. While at UNCW Parker played Rugby (95-97) and Club Baseball (97-99). Following college, Parker worked as a teacher at East Chapel Hill High School and was an assistant football coach and the head JV baseball coach. While living in Chapel Hill he also worked during the summer for the Durham Dragons, a member of the Women’s Professional Softball League. After getting married to his wife Susanna, they returned to Wilmington and Parker resumed his call to coaching at Topsail High School where he coached multiple sports. In 2018, Parker retired as a player with the Wilmington Rangers (NC) and the Dundalk Nationals (MD) and plans to stay connected with the sport through teaching and coaching within the Thunder Organization. Parker is also an Assistant Softball Coach at Laney High School. Professionally, Parker is a contract insurance examiner serving various state and federal agencies. He is also currently enrolled at Liberty University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling and hopes to one day serve on a church staff helping the congregation in their times of need. Parker and Susanna have 2 girls, Isabella and Juliana, both of which share their passion for the game. To schedule a catching lesson or get more information please contact Parker at 910-541-4202 or PCTStevens@gmail.com.