Randy Wilstead
Baseball Player
Inducted in 2008


Randy Wilstead played baseball for Utah Valley during the 1987 and 1988 seasons. When his playing days were over as a Wolverine, his name was the most predominant ever in the school record books. He held the best career batting average at .453, and had the two best single season marks at .453 in 1987 and .449 in 1988. He had the most career hits with 128, and career runs batted in with 89. He was second in single season hits with 70, fifth on the all time home run list with 17, and fourth all time in career doubles with 21. Wilstead was also an outstanding defensive first-baseman. He was an All Conference, All Region, and All America selection.

After leaving Utah Valley, Randy continued to enjoy collegiate success at nearby Brigham Young University. He earned All WAC and All America honors his senior year after hitting .411 and bashing 22 home runs. He hit .446 his junior year and also earned All America honors. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 13th round and played minor league ball for seven years in the Expos organization. He was a career .306 hitter for the Expos and was named defensive 1st baseman of the year for their organization. Soon after leaving organized ball he took an assistant coaching job with the baseball program at Dixie State College, in St. George, Utah. He was the assistant baseball coach for four years and the head softball coach for four more. His 2005 softball team went 41-14 and finished ninth in the nation. He also served as an assistant coach for the Zion Pioneerzz of the professional independent Western Baseball League in 2000 when they won the league championship. Wilstead is currently an associate athletic director at Dixie State College and has been instrumental in the school's transition to NCAA Division II.

Before coming to Utah Valley, Wilstead was an outstanding athlete at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an All-Region baseball player for the Bengals. He also earned All-Region and All-State recognition in football.

Wilstead is currently the majority owner of Desert Orthopaedics, a supplier of artificial joints in St George, UT. He is the son of Robert and Shirlee Wilstead. Randy and his wife Roxanne live in Washington, Utah. They have been married 18 ½ years and have three boys, Cole 15, Kody 11 and Logan 6.