Length of time at Tabor: Since 2008
Standiford returns for his eighth year as the head baseball coach at Tabor. Standiford led the Bluejays to the NAIA World Series in 2015 and 2014, including four time KCAC Regular Season Champions and post season play for the past four straight years. In 2015 he guided the Bluejays to 54 wins making it two years with at least 50 wins and adding to the five consecutive years of 40+ wins. He has accumulated 145 wins and 41 losses for a winning percentage of .780 in the past three years, with 289 wins and 120 losses, and a winning percentage of .707 during his time at Tabor. His teams have broken school records in wins, runs, hits, batting average, RBIs, doubles, triples, home runs, base on balls, fielding percentage, and strikeouts.
Under his leadership, 74 Tabor College players have received All-conference awards. NAIA All-American awards were given to Jeff Hutton (2011), Art Corona (2012), Adam McCormick (2012), Junior Mustain (2014), Jacob Webb (2014), Kirk Rocha (2014) and Dustin Hurlbutt (2015). Tabor players coached by Standiford that have gone on to play professional baseball include:
|Tyson Kendrick||Detroit Tigers, Connecticut Tigers||2010|
|Jacob Webb||Atlanta Braves, GCL Braves||2014-present|
|Dustin Hurlbutt||Okland Athletics, AZL Athletics||2015-present|
|Paul Bridenbaugh||Sioux City Explorers||2010|
|Kori Melo||Fort Worth Cats, Edinburg Roadrunners, Wichita Wingnuts||2013, 2015|
|Wes Moody||Rio Grande Valley Whitewings||2013|
|Josh Stone||Wichita Wingnuts||2013|
|Alex Mann||Trinidad Triggers||2014, 2015|
|Gadiel Baez||Vallejo Admirals||2015|
In his college career from 1985 to 1988 at Wichita State University, Standiford hit 69 home runs, a mark that still stands as the all-time team record. As a senior, he led the Shockers in runs, doubles, RBIs, and set the single-season home run record (28). He capped of his senior season by leading the Shockers to the 1988 College World Series, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. He also earned All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball, and second-team honors by Baseball America.
Called “the most prolific power hitter in Shocker baseball history,” Standiford has since been inducted to the Wichita State Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame.
He was drafted in the 16th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1988. Standiford has for the past 13 years operated Wichita Sluggers, a 50,000 square foot baseball academy and athletic complex, helping young players sharpen their skills. He has helped more than 100 athletes advance to college-level baseball.
Graduated from Wichita State University
Wife – Renee
Son – Blake
Daughter – Taylor