Jeff Stanek became an associate scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015, this after deciding to step away from college baseball after the 2014 season. Before stepping away, Stanek accumulated eight years in the college ranks - five at the D-I level and three at the Junior College level.Stanek spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as the recruiting coordinator at NCAA D-I Morehead State (KY) where he helped the team build from a 16-40 season in 2013 to a school-record 38-win season in 2015 with primarily players that Stanek had recruited. Stanek's recruits have set dozens of records at Morehead State over the past four-plus seasons.Prior to Morehead State, Stanek spent the 2012 season as the recruiting coordinator at Louisburg College (NJCAA, NC). In one season at Louisburg, the Hurricanes improved from 29-28 in 2011 to 52-9 in 2012 while attaining a No. 1 overall national ranking after beginning the season 27-0.Stanek served as volunteer assistant coach at Winthrop (NCAA D-I, SC) in 2010 and 2011 and also served one summer as a full-time assistant coach.Prior to his stint at Winthrop, he was the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach at Southeastern Community College in 2008-09. He helped lead SCC to 76 wins in his two campaigns, and his hitters ranked in the top 30 nationally in batting average both seasons. The 2009 team set a then school-record with 41 wins and ranked in the NJCAA top 10.Stanek began his coaching career at his alma mater, Duquesne University (NCAA D-I, PA). He served as volunteer assistant for the 2006-07 season before being elevated to an assistant coach in the fall of '07.In only eight years of coaching, Stanek coached and / or recruited 28 players who signed professional contracts, including 16 who are still active in the minor leagues.Stanek is married to the former Amanda Kokemuller. The couple has two kids, Vaida (3) and Freddie (born 2/2017).