Stillman Sports Information
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Stillman College has promoted assistant coach Julius McDougal to head coach of the baseball program. The Tigers baseball team has compiled a 272-236 (.535) record since moving to NCAA Division II beginning with the 2004-2005 season and has claimed seven Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Titles with three runner-up finishes in the last 10 seasons.
McDougal has served as an assistant to the recently resigned Donny Crawford for the last two seasons. During his time as an assistant he has 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 has designed the in season and off season strength and conditioning programs.
“I am excited about the hiring of Coach McDougal to lead the baseball team here at Stillman College”, announced Interim Athletic Director Cassandra Moorer. “He will continue to elevate our baseball team on and off the field and will be an excellent statesman for the community and the Stillman Family.”
Prior to coming to Stillman, McDougal spent one season at 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.
“I am honored to be chosen as the next head baseball coach at Stillman College” stated McDougal. “I would like to thank God for bringing me to this moment and am very blessed to be in this position. I am grateful for the chance given to me by Coach Moorer and Dr. Millet. I look forward to continuing the winning tradition at this great institution and building upon it. I am excited about helping to develop young men athletically as well as academically. We will make sure our fans and alumni are not only happy with our Tigers on the field, but in the classroom and community. I look forward to serving as the head baseball coach at Stillman College.”
The Tigers concluded the 2015 season with a loss in the SIAC Championship game to Albany State on April 28 to end the season 15-21 overall and 10-5 in SIAC action. Hunter Hood and Paul Winterbottom were selected to the 2015 All-SIAC Tournament Team. Hood and Winterbottom were joined by Fernando Tanaka and Nick Vitale on the All-SIAC Baseball Teams after the regular season.