Alumnus Morgan Clendenin to be inducted into the PSC Athletic Hall of Fame

Morgan Clendenin (Class of 2002), will be inducted into the WVU Potomac State College (PSC) Athletic Hall of Fame on April 22 during the College’s 30th Annual Awards banquet. 

Clendenin was an All-State baseball player at Ripley High School in Ripley, W.Va. before setting his sights on Potomac State College.  He quickly became a standout team member while playing baseball for the Catamounts. 

Morgan Clendenin
Morgan Clendenin 

Clendenin holds four slots in the PSC record books: first place for 126 runs; third place with 22 homeruns; sixth place with 10 triples, and tenth place with 116 hits.  Clendenin was also named as a Third Team All-NJCAA All-American in 2002. 

Clendenin was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles, and despite playing infield during his career at Potomac State, he played in the position of catcher for five seasons of minor league baseball.  In his 242 career games in the minors, Clendenin hit .236 with 170 hits, 20 home runs and 101 runs batted in.

Although Clendenin had many things to say about Potomac State, like making life-long friends; the positive atmosphere of the residence halls and campus; and working hard both on and off the baseball field, his best take-away came from Head Baseball Coach Doug Little and Assistant Coach Don Schafer.  “Coach Little and Coach Schafer taught me discipline and to this day I still use that in life.  Whatever I do, I give it everything I’ve got, and that was the best thing I’ve ever been taught,” stated Clendenin.  

Clendenin currently works for Dow Chemical as a work activity coordinator.  He and his wife, Jaimie, are the parents of four children; Cash, Cruz, Carte, and Willow. 

Anyone wanting to attend the induction banquet may do so by contacting Alumni Coordinator Derek Artimez at 304-788-6870 or at PSC-Alumni@mail.wvu.edu.  Social hour is at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $20 per person.  Reservations are required and must be made by April 14.