Ben Kincaid was named the UW-Stout baseball coach in January 2017 after two years as a Blue Devil assistant coach.
“I am truly honored to become the head coach of a program with such a great baseball tradition,” Kincaid said. “I am ready to continue leading this program into the right direction. We have guys that are ready to step up and get ready to work. From the coaching staff to the players, I think we can make some things happen this year. We are going to take it one day, one out, one inning at a time and have some fun this spring."
Kincaid, an Eau Claire native, started with the Blue Devils for the 2015 season and has primarily worked with the pitching staff.
In Kincaid’s first season with the Blue Devils, Hayden Bowe was selected as a first team all-conference pitcher, earning one of the best earned run averages in Blue Devil history. Bowe also earned all-Midwest Region honors.
A three-year letter winner in baseball and hockey for Eau Claire Memorial High School, Kincaid was named baseball conference and district player of the year his senior year. He was also first team all-conference and all-district and a second team all-state selection.
After high school, Kincaid went on to play baseball at Minnesota State University-Mankato. A four year letter winner who played in 149 games during the course of his Maverick baseball career. He finished with a .339 batting average, 38 doubles (5th on MSU’s career list), six home runs and 140 runs batted in (6th on MSU’s career list).
As a righthanded pitcher he sported a 14-8 record with a 3.45 earned run average and had 148 strikeouts in 172 innings pitched. Kincaid was named to the All-Central Region team three times in his career. The Mavericks were 173-57, advancing it to the Collegiate World Series in both 2010 and 2012.
Kincaid played in the New York Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2010, earning all-star honors that season playing for the Watertown Wizards.
Kincaid has played in the Northwoods League for the Eau Claire Express and was named to the NWL All-star team in 2011.
Kincaid continued his playing career with the St. Paul Saints in the summer of 2012.
Kincaid has also been an assistant coach of the Northwood League's Eau Claire Express and has been an Academy Coach for Momentum Baseball Academy in Eau Claire.
Kincaid's first collegiate head coaching win came in his first game as the Blue Devil head coach on Feb. 27, 2017, when the Blue Devils took a 1-0 victory over Bethel University with a bottom of the seventh, two-out, walk-off hit. The game was the first game of a doubleheader with the Royals held at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.
Kincaid is currently pursuing a masters degree from Concordia-Irvine in coaching and athletics administration. Kincaid resides in Eau Claire, Wis.