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Hanover College has ended its search for a successor to Hall of Fame baseball coach Dick Naylor by naming a former Naylor assistant to that post.

Former Hanover College assistant coach Shayne Stock was named Friday to take over the Panthers’ baseball program. Stock, a southern Indiana native, had served as Naylor’s assistant coach from 1998-2001 before leaving to take over as the head baseball coach at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky

Stock resigned at Transy Wednesday to take the position at Hanover.

During four seasons with the Pioneers — the last two as members of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference — Stock guided Transy to a 67-85 record including a 45-30 mark since Transy joined Hanover in the HCAC.

Stock inherits a Hanover program that has been under the same leadership for the past 35 years. Naylor, a two-time hall of famer who retired at the conclusion of the 2005 season, guided the Panthers to a 791-577 record from 1970 to 2005 with the Panthers posting a 15-27 mark before his final campaign ended in the HCAC playoffs.

Stock inherits a program that he knows very well from both the inside and the outside. In addition to serving as Naylor’s assistant from 1999 to 2001, he coached against the Panthers the past two seasons after becoming head coach at Transy prior to the 2002 season.

The Pioneers were 17-19 overall and 9-10 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2005 when Stock’s team was 3-1 against the Panthers including a doubleheader sweep on April 3 in Lexington that featured a 3-1 pitchers’ duel and a 27-6 blowout. Naylor’s team returned the favor the next day in Hanover by beating Transy 9-4. The Pioneers went on to narrowly miss qualifying for the HCAC Tournament for the first time.

Stock saw perhaps his best success at Transy in 2004 when he led the Pioneers to a school record 28 wins in a 28-11 campaign that earned him HCAC co-coach of the year honors.

In addition to Hanover and Transy, Stock has also made coaching stops at DePauw University, where he was an assistant from 1997 to 1999, and at Clarksville (Ind.) High School, where he also served as an assistant coach.

During his playing days, Stock was an all-Great Lakes Valley Conference pitcher at Southern Indiana. He helped the Screaming Eagles earn two trips to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regionals during his stay there and served as team captain.

Stock earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Southern Indiana University in 1997 before completing his master’s degree in education from Indiana University Southeast in 2004. He is a former middle- and high-school teacher.

Transylvania athletics director Ted Kinder said the university would immediately begin a national search to find Stock’s replacement.