Jerry Edwards enters his fifth season as UNCG's pitching coach in 2017. Edwards continued to shape the UNCG pitching staff in the 2016 season as reliever sophomore RHP Andrew Wantz earned First Team All-Southern Conference honors as well as the SoCon Media Poll's Co-Pitcher of the Year award. Wantz earned the SoCon's lowest ERA among pitchers who had thrown at least 1.0 inning per game. His 97 strikeouts were second-most in the SoCon. Freshman Matt Frisbee also earned Southern Conference honors, earning All Freshman recognition. Frisbee earned five wins and struck out 51 batters, including throwing a complete game in a victory against Furman.