Stefen Edwards '102022 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Stefen Edwards

Class of 2010

BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL
 

 

Major(s)/minor(s) while at Millikin

Fitness & Sport
 

Current employer and job title

Ecolab-Territory Rep (Kankakee County)
 

Why did you choose Millikin?

  • Came with high school football teammate. (He went to Marines after first semester)

Please list some of your Big Blue stats and athletic achievements:

  • 2x All-Conference CCIW (DB)
  • 2x All-Conference CCIW (CF)
  • Football – 200 Career tackles, 14 interceptions, 16 pass breakups, 3 blocked kicks
  • Baseball, junior year – BA .361, Runs 35, Hits 44, stolen bases 22-22
  • Baseball, senior year – BA .336, Runs 49, Hits 49, HR 4, walks 23, stolen bases 20-24,
  • Fielding percentage .978 and .962 with 9 outfield assists.
     

Aside from athletics, what activities have you participated in during your time at Millikin?

Volunteer time we did for football – I enjoyed giving back to helping others.
 

What is your most memorable moment as a Millikin student-athlete?

I had an extra year of eligibility to play baseball. Went on to enjoy the best year of ball with great friends.
 

What MU professor, coach or staff member made the greatest impact on you, and why?

Coach Chris Krich! He treated me as one of his own family members. He truly looked out for me as more than just a player on his team. If it were not for him then I never would’ve graduated. Nothing but love for him!
 

What are some of your accomplishments since graduating from Millikin?

Becoming a father! Also I feel not just myself but everyone working in the field of troubled youth should feel that’s a great accomplishment. It is a great feeling being able to build and help others be able to build more positive and healthy relationships. “Thanks for making us feel like normal kids, Stefen” – that quote will always be in my memory of how much I enjoyed working in that field.
 

Apart from supporting the Big Blue, what is your favorite pastime?

Being young, playing ball.


How has your experience as a Millikin athlete prepared you for professional or personal success?

Being able to build and maintain healthy relationships is essential to not only work life but also personal life. Helped me grow up. 
 

What advice would you give to current MU students about preparing for life after graduation?  

I feel and hope that our youth is smarter nowadays with understanding that just because you graduate with a degree doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a dream job. Or even a job at all nowadays. Really work with your advisors and help yourself out with game planning. Life comes quick.
 

Names and ages of children, as of October 2022:

Maycee Jayne Edwards, 9

Micah Jeter Edwards, 8