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  Andy Stankiewicz
Andy Stankiewicz

Player Profile
Position:
Asst. Coach

Experience:
4th year

A seven-year Major League Baseball veteran, Andy Stankiewicz begins fourth season as an assistant coach at Arizona State University. Stankiewicz joined ASU from the New York Yankees organization, where he spent four and a half years as a coach and scout. He was the Yankees southwest area scout prior to joining the Sun Devils.





"What an outstanding infield coach you have on your staff. Having spent the last three years with Andy in the Yankees organization, I know he is a dedicated and very knowledgeable infield coach. He is a great student of the game and his work ethic is tremendous. Having coached him as a player and worked with him as and instructor, I'm certain that you have one of the finest young infield coaches in the game. Congratulations and continued success to the ASU baseball program."
Bucky Dent, Cincinnati Reds bench coach


Stankiewicz joined the college ranks one year removed from a successful managerial stint in the Yankees minor league system. He spent 2004 and 2005 as the manager of the Staten Island Yankees, the class A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Stankiewicz led Staten Island to the 2005 NY-Penn League Championship in only his second year as a manager. Before managing Staten Island, Stankiewicz spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator and roving infield instructor for all the New York Yankees Minor League teams. He also spent one season as the hitting instructor for the Gulf Coast Yankees in the Rookie League. Stankiewicz was a standout infielder for the Pepperdine Waves from 1983-1986. His name is listed in several Top 10 lists on the Pepperdine Career Offensive Leaders, including Runs (172), Triples (9), At Bats (755), Stolen Bases (101) and Games Played (220). Following a stellar 1985 junior season, Stankiewicz was selected in the 18th round of the MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers, but returned to school for his senior season. In the 1986 draft, the New York Yankees selected him in the 12th round. Stankiewicz went on the play 16 seasons of professional baseball, seven of them at the Major League level. His big league resume includes years with the Yankees (1992-93), Astros (1994-95), Expos (1996-97) and as an original member of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the franchise's inaugural 1998 season. He retired as a player following the 2001 professional season. Stankiewicz was a part of four championship teams during his professional playing career. He was a member of the 1987 Florida State League champions (Ft. Lauderdale), won back-to-back Eastern League titles in 1988 and 1989 (Albany), and won the 1991 International League championship (Columbus). As both a player and manager, Stankiewicz has been a member of five championship teams at the professional level. Andy and his wife Mari Ana live in Gilbert with their four children Dane, Marisa, Drew and Mia.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING "The ASU baseball program is fortunate to have Andy on its staff. Not only is he a gifted and knowledgeable coach, but he is a man who will make a life-long difference in the lives of those around him. He is a man of integrity who thinks of others higher than himself. I look forward to seeing the impact he will make." -- Major League veteran Jay Bell "Andy Stankiewicz is a great addition to the baseball staff at ASU. Andy combines an outstanding knowledge of the game with a passion for teaching and developing young baseball players. I had the pleasure of managing Andy in 1998 and always appreciated his approach, work ethic and dedication to his team. There is no doubt that Andy will have a lasting and positive impact on Sun Devil student-athletes." -- Buck Showalter, Manager - New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers "There are no baseball people who I hold in higher regard than Andy Stankiewicz. Andy was an exceptional player, coach, manager and scout for the Yankees. His impact on our organization has been extraordinary. Andy is a winner, a great teacher of the game and a man of the highest honesty and integrity. A parent could not trust their son's development to a finer person and coach." -- Mark Newman, SVP Baseball Operations, New York Yankees

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