Assistant General Manager
Southeast Missouri State
Walk Up Song: How Do You Like Me Now by Toby Keith
Pets: Shih Tzu named after Steve Harvey
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d grow up to be: President of the United States
What’s the most rewarding part of the job? Making fans happy!
Murray State University
Walk Up Song: What’s My Age Again by blink-182
Pets: Two cats, D’Steve and D’Sophie (it’s a long d’story)
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d grow up to be: Play-by-play broadcaster
What’s the most rewarding part of the job? I love witnessing the small moments. Whether it’s a kid who gets his or her first autograph or catches a foul ball, these are memories that they’ll never forget.
Austin Peay State University
Since 2014, Lincoln has worked at Missouri State University under head coach, Keith Guttin. He served as the volunteer assistant and recently took on the role of Director of Player Development. During his 5 years at MSU the bears have had great success winning three Missouri Valley Championships and went on to two NCAA super-regionals. Lincoln began his coaching career at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 2011. Lincoln assisted the Governor’s catchers while also aiding with the hitting and strength and conditioning programs. He helped the Governors have two 40-win seasons and Ohio Valley Conference titles in each of his two years on head coach Gary McClure’s staff, highlighted by runner-up finishes at both the NCAA Eugene (Ore.) Regional in 2012 and the Bloomington (Ind.) Regional in 2013. In 2014, Lincoln reprised his role at Southern Illinois, working with the Salukis catchers and hitters, while helping oversee SIU’s camp operations.
In the summer of 2016 he was the Head Coach for a new franchise, the DuPage Drones of the Prospect League. In his one season as Head Coach, DuPage finished the Prospect League with the second best overall record. He also served as a hitting instructor with the Bourne Braves of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
A former standout catcher at Missouri Southern, Lincoln began his coaching career after playing parts of two professional seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system. He hit .434 with 11 home runs and 53 RBIs to earn All-MIAA and ABCA All-South Central Region honors in his lone season at MSSU prior to being taken in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Dodgers. Lincoln also played one year at Kansas, hitting .240 as a sophomore following a strong rookie campaign at Maple Woods Community College in the Kansas City area.
Lincoln is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and has a Master’s degree in Sports Administration. Lincoln, his wife Katie, and their boys currently reside in Ozark, Mo.