Stillman Sports Information
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After helming the ship that is Stillman College Baseball, Donny Crawford has ended his 11-year reign on May 5, 2015. Over 11 seasons as head coach, Crawford amassed a career mark of 272-236 (.535) while claiming the SIAC title on seven occasions with three runner up campaigns.
Crawford took over the Stillman program prior to the 2005 season as the Tigers transitioned from D-III to D-II, and led the team to a 3-21 mark. One year later Stillman began a streak of nine seasons with at least 24 wins with a runner-up finish in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Tigers would win the SIAC titles in 2007-2009 and 2011-2014; in 2010 and 2015 the Tigers would finish as runner-up at the SIAC tournament.
In 2012, the Tigers went undefeated (21-0) in SIAC play while claiming the conference title. The Tigers wrapped up the season with wins in the NCAA South Regional for the first time in program history. Stillman was defeated by eventual NCAA Runner-up Delta State in the South Region Championship series.
Four Tigers picked up SIAC All-Conference nods in 2015, with Hunter Hood adding Pitcher of the Year to his First Team selection. Paul Winterbottom was also named First Team while Fernando Tanaka and Nick Vitale were Second Team honorees.
“I would like to thank Coach Crawford for his hard work and dedication to Stillman College and the baseball program over the course of eleven years and wish him the best in future endeavors,” said interim Director of Athletics Cassandra Moorer.
A search to find the next head coach is already underway.