Southern Jaguars baseball
|Head coach||Kerrick Jackson|
|Location||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Home stadium||Lee–Hines Field
|Colors||Columbia Blue and Gold
|NCAA Tournament champions|
|none, but won 1 NAIA national championship (1959) & 2 blackcollegebaseball.com black national championships (2003, 2005)|
|College World Series appearances|
|none, but participated in 4 NAIA World Series (1959–1960, 1965–1966)|
|26 official (1959–1960, 1965–1966, 1969–1970, 1972, 1974–1976, 1979, 1981, 1987–1988, 1991–1993, 1996–1999, 2001–2003, 2005, 2009) and 4 unofficial (1949, 1950, 1955–1956) SWAC championships|
- For information on all Southern University sports, see Southern Jaguars
The Southern Jaguars baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The team is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Lee–Hines Field in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Jaguars have the most national and SWAC titles of any SWAC school. They are also tied with Alabama State for the most black national titles of any SWAC school. Though Southern was forced to discontinue its baseball program during the uncertain times of the Great Depression and World War II years (specifically from 1932 to 1947), its program was largely stable in the subsequent post-war decades; only four head coaches served at Southern between 1949 and 2017.
In 1959 Southern, led by future National Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock, became the first historically black college or university (HBCU) to win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championship. In 1987 Southern became the first HBCU to win a game in the NCAA Tournament by defeating #2-ranked Cal State Fullerton. In 1996 Southern became the first HBCU to win a game in an NCAA tournament play-in by defeating Austin Peay. In 2003 and 2005, Southern won blackcollegebaseball.com black national championships.
Robert Henry (Bob) Lee served as coach between 1949 and 1960. In addition to the 1959 NAIA national title, he also led the Jaguars to the 1960 NAIA World Series and 2 official and 4 unofficial SWAC titles (for the 1949, 1950, 1955, and 1956 seasons). The Jaguars' baseball stadium is named in part for him.
Emory W. Hines served as coach between 1961 and 1976. He led the Jaguars to 2 NAIA Area 5 titles–NAIA World Series appearances, 4 NAIA District titles, and 8 SWAC titles. The Jaguars' baseball stadium is also named in part for him.
The Jaguars were most recently led by head coach and Southern alumnus Roger Cador. He completed his coaching career at Southern, which spanned from 1985–2017, with a 913–597–1 (.605) record, 14 SWAC titles, 8 NCAA tournament appearances, 3 NCAA tournament play-in appearances, and two black national titles. He also holds the distinction of having coached the first HBCU player to win a Dick Howser Trophy or Golden Spikes Award (Rickie Weeks Jr., in 2003).
On July 26, 2017 Southern announced the hiring of Kerrick Jackson as head coach.
Major League Baseball
|Jaguars in the Major League Baseball Draft|
|1965||Jones, LionelLionel Jones||54||Astros|
|1965||Frank, RayRay Frank||35||Orioles|
|1965||Peters, ElvatousElvatous Peters||27||White Sox|
|1965||Hairston, JohnJohn Hairston||16||Cubs|
|1965||Barnes, PeterPeter Barnes||6||Dodgers|
|1966||Peters, ElvatousElvatous Peters||12||Cubs|
|1966||Jones, LionelLionel Jones||9||Senators|
|1967||Ganious, ArthurArthur Ganious||7||Tigers|
|1967||Herbert, JamesJames Herbert||2||Dodgers|
|1969||Brown, JakeJake Brown||1||Giants|
|1969||Ganious, ArthurArthur Ganious||17||Cubs|
|1970||Baker, HenryHenry Baker||2||White Sox|
|1970||Collins, JimmieJimmie Collins||15||White Sox|
|1970||Richard, LeeLee Richard||1||White Sox|
|1971||Baker, HenryHenry Baker||3||Red Sox|
|1971||Fisher, OscarOscar Fisher||30||Angels|
|1971||Johnson, BobbyBobby Johnson||27||Dodgers|
|1971||Collins, JimmieJimmie Collins||4||Braves|
|1971||Baker, HenryHenry Baker||3||Phillies|
|1973||Cador, RogerRoger Cador||10||Braves|
|1974||Brock, DaleDale Brock||21||Rangers|
|1974||Harper, AlvinAlvin Harper||5||Dodgers|
|1975||Pittman, JoeJoe Pittman||5||Astros|
|1975||Goodwin, DannyDanny Goodwin||1||Angels|
|1975||Brock, DaleDale Brock||3||Twins|
|1977||King, CalvinCalvin King||22||Mariners|
|1977||Spikes, CarlCarl Spikes||7||Cubs|
|1977||Lewis, RaymondRaymond Lewis||4||Mets|
|1978||Shellings, KeithKeith Shellings||20||Rangers|
|1979||Woods, MichaelMichael Woods||18||Giants|
|1980||Smith, GregGreg Smith||13||Dodgers|
|1980||Tramble, OtisOtis Tramble||10||Mets|
|1981||Dinkins, CharlesCharles Dinkins||22||Brewers|
|1981||Tramble, OtisOtis Tramble||18||Cubs|
|1981||Williams, ReggieReggie Williams||6||Cardinals|
|1982||Williams, ReggieReggie Williams||13||Dodgers|
|1983||Chapman, ChristopherChristopher Chapman||19||Dodgers|
|1983||Hale, DeMarloDeMarlo Hale||17||Red Sox|
|1986||Hubbard, TrentTrent Hubbard||12||Astros|
|1987||Payton, RaymondRaymond Payton||19||White Sox|
|1988||Paddy, MarcoMarco Paddy||56||Braves|
|1988||Cornelius, BrianBrian Cornelius||41||Orioles|
|1988||Stargell, TimTim Stargell||33||Mariners|
|1988||Garrett, JamesJames Garrett||31||White Sox|
|1988||Davenport, AdellAdell Davenport||18||Giants|
|1989||Cornelius, BrianBrian Cornelius||43||Tigers|
|1989||Gaither, HoraceHorace Gaither||39||White Sox|
|1989||Washington, TyroneTyrone Washington||23||Rangers|
|1990||Smith, RooseveltRoosevelt Smith||30||White Sox|
|1990||Story, JonathanJonathan Story||25||White Sox|
|1991||Davidson, GradyGrady Davidson||22||Indians|
|1991||Winzer, KennyKenny Winzer||17||Mariners|
|1992||Calvin, DerrickDerrick Calvin||31||Braves|
|1993||Smith, RonaldRonald Smith||27||Cubs|
|1993||Calvin, DerrickDerrick Calvin||21||Rockies|
|1994||Johns, ClarenceClarence Johns||55||Cardinals|
|1994||Edgar, DwaineDwaine Edgar||15||Yankees|
|1995||Graves, BryanBryan Graves||20||Angels|
|1996||Quintal, CraigCraig Quintal||8||Tigers|
|1997||Williams, TomTom Williams||18||White Sox|
|1998||Hill, TerryTerry Hill||18||Red Sox|
|1999||Thompson, AlvaAlva Thompson||24||Braves|
|2000||Anderson, MelvinMelvin Anderson||24||Phillies|
|2001||Harrison, TorikTorik Harrison||33||Marlins|
|2001||Blackburn, FrancoFranco Blackburn||27||Marlins|
|2001||Chandler, MarcusMarcus Chandler||17||Royals|
|2001||Woods, MichaelMichael Woods||1||Tigers|
|2002||Thomas, EricEric Thomas||28||Brewers|
|2002||Day, DewonDewon Day||26||Blue Jays|
|2002||Primus, CarlCarl Primus||23||Marlins|
|2002||Lewis, FredFred Lewis||2||Giants|
|2003||Puebla, FernandoFernando Puebla||29||Devil Rays|
|2003||Gray, AntoinAntoin Gray||25||White Sox|
|2003||Vital, KevinKevin Vital||18||Astros|
|2003||Townsend, MarcusMarcus Townsend||14||Reds|
|2003||Ursin, DamianDamian Ursin||8||Reds|
|2003||Weeks, RickieRickie Weeks||1||Brewers|
|2004||Townsend, MarcusMarcus Townsend||31||Diamondbacks|
|2004||Ard, AlfredAlfred Ard||30||Indians|
|2004||Paul, MattMatt Paul||18||Dodgers|
|2004||Davis, VinceVince Davis||18||Diamondbacks|
|2004||Toussaint, DrewDrew Toussaint||13||Angels|
|2004||Quarles, JasonJason Quarles||7||Pirates|
|2004||Leblanc, JoshJosh Leblanc||6||Angels|
|2007||McCollum, JefferyJeffery McCollum||33||Nationals|
|2007||Merritt, RoyRoy Merritt||29||Mets|
|2007||Short, BaronBaron Short||7||Angels|
|2008||Anderson, CalvinCalvin Anderson||12||Pirates|
|2009||Thomas, MichaelMichael Thomas||12||Red Sox|
|2010||Hall, CodyCody Hall||35||Tigers|
|2011||Jones, RodarrickRodarrick Jones||37||Pirates|
|2011||Hall, CodyCody Hall||19||Giants|
|2011||Hall, FrazierFrazier Hall||16||Angels|
|2013||De León, JoséJosé De León||24||Dodgers|
|2015||Jones, LanceLance Jones||36||Blue Jays|
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