SIU Edwardsville Cougars baseball

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SIU Edwardsville Cougars baseball
SIU Edwardsville Cougars wordmark.svg
Founded 1968
University Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Head coach Sean Lyons (1st season)
Conference OVC
Location Edwardsville, IL
Home stadium Roy E. Lee Field
at Simmons Baseball Complex

(Capacity: 1,500)
Colors Red and White[1]
         
College World Series appearances
DII – 1972, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1985,1991, 1997, 2001
NCAA Tournament appearances
DII – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007
Conference tournament champions
GLVC – 1997, 1998
Conference champions
GLVC – 2007
GLVC South – 1997, 1998, 2001

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars baseball team represents Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in NCAA Division I college baseball. They compete as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. SIUE plays its home games at Roy E. Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex, located in the northwest corner of the campus.[2]

History[edit]

The Cougars baseball program was started in 1967–68 by Roy Lee, who headed it for its first eleven years. In that time, his teams built a record of 237–144–3, going to 8 consecutive NCAA Division II playoffs and 3 Division II College World Series, with a runner-up finish in 1976.

After Coach Lee's retirement, the program was led for 34 years by SIUE alumnus Gary Collins. Collins' teams won 1028 games (with 766 loses & 7 ties). While still in Division II, his teams made 14 NCAA appearances and went to the Division II College World Series 5 times. He led them into Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference, where the Cougars completed their first season in the OVC in 2012 with an overall record of 27–28 and a conference record of 13–14, which tied for fifth place in the ten-team league.[3]

In 2012, Gary Collins moved from coaching to become SIUE's first Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics.[4]

With Collins' job change, after thirteen seasons as Collins' assistant, SIUE alumnus Tony Stoecklin was named acting head coach for 2013 and continued as head coach from 2014.[5]

The 2014 squad became the first to qualify for the OVC Baseball Tournament, earning the #4 seed in the six team field.[6]

Stoecklin was reassigned within the athletic department in mid-April 2016, with assistant Danny Jackson named as interim coach and a national search for a new coach to be launched after the season.[7]

On June 24, 2016, Sean Lyons, the associate head coach at Bradley, was named the fourth head coach in Cougars' history. [8]

Record by year[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SIU Edwardsville (Division II Independent[9]) (1968–1995)
1968 Roy E. Lee 8–5
1969 Roy E. Lee 11–14
1970 Roy E. Lee 23–5 Regional 2nd
1971 Roy E. Lee 23–13 Regional 2nd
1972 Roy E. Lee 31–5–2 3rd DII CWS
1973 Roy E. Lee 26–8 Regional 6th
1974 Roy E. Lee 25–12 Regional 4th
1975 Roy E. Lee 23–13 Regional 4th
1976 Roy E. Lee 30–21 2nd DII CWS
1977 Roy E. Lee 25–18–1 8th DII CWS
1978 Roy E. Lee 12–20
Roy E. Lee: 237–144–3 .621
1979 Gary Collins 15–26
1980 Gary Collins 26–27
1981 Gary Collins 33–27
1982 Gary Collins 34–21 Regional 4th
1983 Gary Collins 35–15 4th DII CWS
1984 Gary Collins 22–23
1985 Gary Collins 36–15–1 6th DII CWS
1986 Gary Collins 39–21 Regional 4th
1987 Gary Collins 40–15–1 Regional 2nd
1988 Gary Collins 28–20
1989 Gary Collins 31–18 Regional 2nd
1990 Gary Collins 36–14 Regional 2nd
1991 Gary Collins 43–17 5th DII CWS
1992 Gary Collins 36–20–1 Regional 3rd
1993 Gary Collins 19–18
1994 Gary Collins 23–27–2
1995 Gary Collins 31–17–1
SIU Edwardsville (Great Lakes Valley Conference (Div. II)[10]) (1996–2007)
1996 Gary Collins 29–22 17–11 3rd
1997 Gary Collins 37–19 17–9 South 1st 5th DII CWS
1998 Gary Collins 38–15 16–4 South 1st Regional 2nd
1999 Gary Collins 35–19 17–8 South 2nd
2000 Gary Collins 33–23 19–8 South 2nd
2001 Gary Collins 41–27 19–8 South 1st 5th DII CWS
2002 Gary Collins 30–24 16–12 4th
2003 Gary Collins 24–26 17–13 2nd
2004 Gary Collins 20–32 17–22 7th
2005 Gary Collins 28–27 19–21 7th
2006 Gary Collins 40–19–1 30–14–1 4th Regional 3rd
2007 Gary Collins 37–17 26–10 1st Regional 5th
2008 Gary Collins 25–26 18–14 West 2nd
SIU Edwardsville (Division I Independent) (2008–2011)
2009 Gary Collins 15–39
2010 Gary Collins 14–38
SIU Edwardsville (Ohio Valley Conference[11]) (2011–present)
2011 Gary Collins 28–24 Not eligible
2012 Gary Collins 27–28 14–13 6th
Gary Collins: 1028 –766–7 .573
2013 Tony Stoecklin 16–35 10–20 t-8th
2014 Tony Stoecklin 21–33 16–14 t-4th
2015 Tony Stoecklin 20–30 19–11 3rd
2016 Tony Stoecklin 7–27 4–14 11th
Tony Stoecklin: 64–125 .339
2016 Danny Jackson (Interim) 2–13 2–10 11th
Danny Jackson: 2–13 .133
2017 Sean Lyons
Sean Lyons:
Total: 1310-873-10 .600

      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

Notable former players[edit]

Through the years, many Cougars have gone on to play professionally, and twenty-one have been named All-Americans for their play at SIUE.

  • Mike Allaria/Third Base 1972
  • Nick Baltz/Pitcher 1975
  • Tim Bateman/Pitcher 1990
  • Mark Bugger/Shortstop 2000 & Second Base 2001
  • Dan Cole/ First Base1972
  • Ryan Cox/ Pitcher 1997
  • Tim Degener/Catcher 1991
  • Pete Delkus/Pitcher 1985
  • Tony Duenas/First Base & Pitcher 1985
  • Doug Duncan/First Base 1994
  • Bret Giaudrone/Pitcher 2001
  • Kyle Jones/Pitcher 2006
  • Chris Kabbes/Outfield 1992
  • Chad Opel/Shortstop 2001
  • Dustin Quattrocchi/Pitcher 2012
  • P.J. Riley/Outfield 1989
  • Mike Robertson/Third Base 1997
  • Ted Smith/Pitcher 1983
  • John Urban/Third Base 1976
  • Darrell Wehrend/Outfield 1982
  • Matt Wilkinson/Pitcher 2001
  • The most successful professional baseball player out of SIUE was John "Champ" Summers who played only one season for the Cougars before signing a pro contract after being seen by a major league scout while playing softball. Summers played for six teams during an eleven-year Major League career.
  • Clay Zavada has pitched in the majors for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but is possibly better known for his award-winning mustache.
  • Over the years, more than fifty former Cougars have played baseball in the major and minor leagues, but most have gone on to careers in other fields.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SIUE Visual Identity Requirements" (PDF). Siuecougars.com. February 18, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ SIUE
  3. ^ http://www.siuecougars.com/sports/m-basebl/siue-m-basebl-body.html
  4. ^ SIUE : Collins Transitions from Head Coach to Development
  5. ^ SIUE : Stoecklin Named Acting Head Baseball Coach
  6. ^ http://www.ovcsports.com/news/2014/5/17/BB_0517140514.aspx
  7. ^ "SIU-Edwardsville Opening Provides Potential, Challenges in Equal Measure". College Baseball Central. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lyons Selected as Head Baseball Coach". Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "SIUE Baseball Coaching Records". Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Baseball GLVC Records Book" (PDF). Great Lakes Valley Conference. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baseball Archives". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 

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