Harvey McIntyre is entering his 10th 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 nine seasons as head coach, the Buccaneers have posted a 299-219 record, averaged 35 wins per season and earned a berth each year to the Region XIV Conference Tournament and a berth in the NJCAA World Series where they finished fifth in the country.
The 2016 Buccaneers had an up and down season and finished with a 23-31 record overall and 13-27 in Region XIV.
Blinn had four players earn NJCAA academic honors. Blaine Suehs and Cody LeCompte earned Superior Academic Achievement for earning a 3.8 to 3.99 grade point average (GPA). Dillon Turney and George Pappas earned Exemplary Academic Achievement by maintaining a 3.6 to 3.79 GPA.
Over the past 17 seasons, McIntyre has 156 players move on to the four-year level, has coached 36 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 four players that have been picked in the 10th round or higher in the Major League Baseball draft since 2008. Former player Paul Demny was selected in the sixth round by Washington in 2008, Nick DeSantiago was selected in the fourth round by Atlanta in 2010, Eric Wood was selected in the fifth round by Pittsburgh in 2012 and Robbie Dickey was selected in the fourth round by Washington in 2014.
McIntyre has coached 31 Academic All-Americans, 74 all-conference players and 16 all-region players. Blinn baseball has been named the academic team of the year in seven of nine years under McIntyre as a head coach.
The 2015-16 team saw 11 players move on to four-year schools. Outfielder Elijah MacNamee signed with Mississippi State University, Walker Winders and Nick Masarik signed with Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Austen Swift signed with University of California, Berkeley, Hillin Warren signed with Abilene Christian University, Beau O'Hara signed with University of Texas at Austin, Blaine Suehs signed with Lamar University, Justin Penney signed with San Angelo State University, Dillon Turney signed with University of Central Florida and Nathan Alexander signed with University of Texas at San Antonio.
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, 10, and a son Cooper Robinson, 5. In his free time, McIntyre enjoys playing golf, hunting, being active, watching college football and spending time with family and friends.