Harvey McIntyre is entering his 13th season as head coach of the Buccaneer baseball team. McIntyre took over the Buccaneers’ program after seven years as the assistant coach under former head coach Brian Roper. During McIntyre’s 12 seasons as head coach, the Buccaneers have posted a 397-285 record, averaged 35 wins per season and have earned 11 berths to the Region XIV Conference Tournament and a berth in the NJCAA World Series where they finished fifth in the country.
The 2019 Buccaneers finished with a 33-22 record overall and claimed the No. 2 seed in the Region XIV South Zone Division with a 20-15 conference record. Blinn finished second in the Region XIV Tournament after eliminating four opponents.
Blinn College baseball was named a 2019 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year after maintaining a team grade point average of 3.26 throughout the academic year. The team has been named the academic team of the year in 10 of the 12 years under McIntyre as the head coach.
Blinn had four players earn NJCAA academic honors. Brett Minninch and Preston Hoffart earned second-team honors with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99, and Judson Schaper, Ryan Day and Walker Zander earned third-team recognition with GPAs between 3.60 and 3.79.
Over the past 20 seasons, McIntyre has had 177 players move on to the four-year level, has coached 41 former players who have entered professional and two players who have reached the Major League Baseball level (Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Tepera). McIntyre has coached six players who have been picked in the 10th round or lower in the Major League Baseball draft since 2008. Former player Paul Demny was selected in the sixth round by the Washington Nationals in 2008, Nick DeSantiago was selected in the fourth round by the Atlanta Braves in 2010, Eric Wood was selected in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, Robbie Dickey was selected in the fourth round by Washington in 2014, Kasey Kalich was selected in the fourth round by Atlanta in 2019, and Johnny Rizer was selected in the seventh round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2019.
McIntyre has coached 36 Academic All-Americans, 90 all-conference players and 22 all-region players.
The 2018-19 team had 13 players move on to play at four-year colleges. Shortstop Cameron Gibbons signed with Texas State University, outfielder Blake Faecher signed with Sam Houston State University, infielder Gray Rodgers signed with Texas Christian University, catcher Alec Sanchez signed with the University of New Mexico, outfielder Reggie McCalister signed with the University of Houston, third baseman Jake Miller signed with Houston Baptist University, pitcher Ryan Day signed with Colorado Mesa University, pitcher Jackson Leath signed with the University of Tennessee, pitcher Jacob Millender signed with Texas State University, pitcher Henry Bird signed with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, pitcher Brandon Symmank signed with Texas A&M University-Kingsville, pitcher Richard Gilbert signed with The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Judson Schaper signed with The University of Texas at Tyler.
McIntyre is a Brenham native and 1995 graduate of Brenham High School. During high school, he played under Earl Hathaway and went to the state tournament in 1994. He began his college career at Howard College under Roper (1996-1997). He transferred to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, and played baseball for the Demons (1998-1999) under Rob Childress, Dave Van Horn and John Cohen. He earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies and, after graduating, played for the Alexandria Aces in 1999. In 2000, he joined Roper at Blinn College. While coaching, he received his Master’s of Education in health and physical education from Prairie View A&M University in 2005. McIntyre is a health instructor at Blinn.
Throughout the year, McIntyre gives lessons to children of all ages, and holds the Harvey McIntyre Evaluation Camp twice a year at Blinn College. During the Spring, the Buccaneers a spring training camp with the City of Brenham Recreation Department for children ages 5-12. The team also hosts The Washington County Little League Clinic each Spring. The Buccaneers’ annual “Turn Back the Clock” games have raised funds for Adam's Angels, Brazos Valley Hospice, The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, Miracle Farm and Washington County Little League.
McIntyre is a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brenham Booster Club, Heritage Society of Washington County and served as the President of the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Coaches Association. He is also a soccer coach for the Washington County Youth Soccer Association. He married the former Reagan Robinson of Brenham in 2003. They have a daughter, Emma Kate, 12, and a son Cooper Robinson, 7. In his free time, McIntyre enjoys playing golf, hunting, being active, watching college football and spending time with family and friends.