Jason Tawney enters his 15th season as the head baseball coach at Stevenson in 2017. During his tenure, the Mustangs have totaled two North Eastern Athletic Conference regular season championships, three second-place finishes in the NEAC tournament, two in the Capital Athletic Conference and two in the MAC Commonwealth.
Stevenson has also posted 17 victories over nationally-ranked teams, including No. 6 Salisbury and No. 7 Shenandoah in 2011 and No. 15 Christopher Newport this past season.
In four seasons in the MAC Commonwealth, the Mustangs have boasted 18 all-conference selections, including seven in 2013 and four in 2014 and 2016. The team has also posted 80 wins.
In 2016, Stevenson made its second straight MAC Commonwealth tournament appearance and upset top-seeded Alvernia in the tourney's opening round. The Mustangs had four All-Conference selections, with senior Craig Joseph earning ABCA All-Region accolades. Classmate Ian Eberly also became the program's fourth CoSIDA Academic All-American.
In 2015, the Mustangs returned to the Commonwealth Conference semifinals. The team also made its first postseason appearance since 2007 after being selected to the 2015 ECAC Division III Southeast Baseball Championship. Troy Miller became the eighth ABCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection and first since 2012.
In 2013, the Mustangs went 25-18, including going 13-8 in their first season in the Commonwealth Conference. Seven players received All-MAC honors, including senior Heath Johnson who was named to the All-MAC First Team while also becoming the program's third CoSIDA Academic All-American.
In six seasons in the CAC from 2007-12, Stevenson posted 116 wins, appeared in two championship games, had 13 All-CAC selections and two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
In 2012, the Mustangs had a 21-21-2 record and appeared in their fifth conference championship game in eight years, finishing second in the CAC Baseball Championship. Four players were named to the All-CAC team, including seniors Justin Anderson and Tony Prescott who were also selected as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Anderson became the all-time career hits leader while Prescott broke the record for home runs in a season with 11.
Stevenson also advanced to the CAC championship series in 2009.
In 2008, the team ranked among the national leaders in nine offensive categories, including doubles (124, 3rd), runs (420, 8th), hits (539, 8th) and triples (24, 9th).
The Mustangs made their first-ever NCAA regional appearance in 2007 after advancing to the NEAC championship game for the second-straight season. The team finished the season with 24 wins.
In 2006, the Mustangs won a school-record 29 games while finishing second in the NEAC conference tournament.
The Mustangs led the nation in stolen bases during Tawney's first season in 2002.
In addition to his role at Stevenson, Tawney is also a Financial Advisor and operates his Edward Jones office in Catonsville. He has earned his Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from The College for Financial Planning.
Tawney has also served as president of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations in the Baltimore area.
As a player, Tawney played three seasons at Division II Wingate as a member of three nationally-ranked teams before an injury cut his career short. He graduated with honors and earned his bachelor's degree in finance in 1999.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Tawney was a four-year letterman and two-year captain at North Carroll High School, earning all-conference and all-county honors as a junior and senior. He began his career as a member of the inaugural Carroll County Rangers in 1991. With the 18U team in 1994, he was named offensive MVP and as a Baltimore Metro League All-Star.
Tawney currently resides in Mt. Airy with his wife Heather and their dogs, Haley (great dane), Charlie (cocker spaniel) and Floyd (miniature poodle).