Jeff Waggoner

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Jeff Waggoner
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Marshall
Conference Conference USA
Biographical details
Alma mater Cleveland State '98
Playing career
1995–1996 Crowder
1997–1998 Cleveland State
Position(s) C
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000 Saint Rose (asst.)
2001–2002 George Washington (asst.)
2003–2004 Kent State (asst.)
2005–2006 NC State (asst.)
2007–Present Marshall

Jeff Waggoner is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Marshall Thundering Herd baseball team. He has held that position since the 2007 season.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Waggoner played catcher for two years at Crowder College, a junior college in Missouri, before completing his career at Cleveland State.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After completing his playing career, Waggoner began coaching at Saint Rose in Albany, New York. In his one season with the Golden Knights, they reached the Division II College World Series. He then landed an assistant coaching position with George Washington. The Colonials set a school record for wins (42), won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship, and were among the national leaders in many offensive categories in 2002. Waggoner then moved to Kent State for two seasons. The Golden Flashes claimed the 2004 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament and saw seven players picked in the Major League Baseball Draft. He moved to NC State next, where he served as recruiting coordinator, as well as managing player development, academic support and travel, preparing him well for his future head coaching duties. The Wolfpack appeared in the NCAA Tournament during both seasons, finished second in the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament, and produced two All-Americans.[1]

In the summer of 2006, Waggoner was named head coach at Marshall of Conference USA.[2] During his time at Marshall, 24 players have signed professional contracts, and the Thundering Herd set a program record for wins with 30 in 2008.[1] The 2008 season also saw him named Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.[3]

Head coaching records[edit]

Below is a table of Waggoner's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[4][5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marshall (Conference USA) (2007–present)
2007 Marshall 21-32 5-18 9th
2008 Marshall 30-30-1 10-12-1 6th C-USA Tournament
2009 Marshall 22-32 9-15 t-7th C-USA Tournament
2010 Marshall 27-31 12-12 t-3rd C-USA Tournament
2011 Marshall 20-31 7-17 9th
2012 Marshall 17-36 5-19 9th
2013 Marshall 20-34 6-18 9th
2014 Marshall 20-31 10-19 t-11th
2015 Marshall 20-32 12-18 9th
2016 Marshall 34-21 21-9 2nd C-USA Tournament
Marshall: 231-310-1 97-157-1
Total: 231-310-1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jeff Waggoner Profile". Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Marshall University Hires Jeff Waggoner as Head Baseball Coach". August 18, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Herd's Jeff Waggoner Named Coach Of The Year". June 23, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Standings". Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.