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.
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.
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.