Black College Nines had the opportunity to speak with Stillman College head baseball coach Julius McDougal during their scheduled three-game non-conference series at Lynn University in South Florida.
McDougal was honored to be chosen as the next head baseball coach at Stillman this past June where he has served as an assistant for the last two seasons. During his time as an assistant, he focused on infield drills and working with the batters on plate discipline and in-game adjustments between at-bats. McDougal also evaluated the practice performances and generated daily reports for use by the coaching staff in establishing depth charts for each position. Utilizing his playing experience, McDougal designed both in season and off season strength and conditioning programs.
Prior to coming to Stillman, McDougal spent one season at Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) foe Kentucky State as an assistant coach in the 2014 season. McDougal graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Claflin University in May 2012 where he was an All-SIAC centerfielder in 2010. McDougal finished his four-year career at Claflin batting .325 including .400 in 2010 and .321 in 2011 to rank in the top-80 each season in Division II. He totaled 117 hits and scored 102 runs with eight home runs and 87 career RBI.
Opening day to start the 2016 season against a highly ranked Mercyhurst University NCAA Division II team, coach McDougal collects his first career head coaching victory as the Tigers won 4-2.
Please note the noise in the background during the podcast, unusual South Florida high windy day during Black College Nines conversation with Julius McDougal.