Sunday, October 3, 2010

Homecoming a big success

Greg Batchelor was honored as the Young Alum of the Year. He was a former baseball player while at Coker.

The women's soccer team had a 0-0 tie with Chowan and the men's team won their game against Chowan 2-0.

Earlier in the week the college had announced getting control of a large gift from the family of Major James Lide Coker. This $1.2 million gift is being added to the endowment of the college.

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  1. This is an article from THE MESSENGER of Hartsville, SC via American Chronicle, which had it on the web. The article is about the Hall of Fame induction of the 1994 Coker College Baseball team.

    By Lisa Chalian-Rock, The Messenger, Hartsville, S.C.

    Oct. 02--The Coker College Athletics Department inducted its new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame, the entire 1994 Coker baseball team. The induction ceremony was held during halftime of the Coker women's soccer match versus Chowan University on Saturday as part of the College's 2010 Homecoming celebration.

    Members of the 1994 team include Shane Bailey, Jeff Swangim, Justin Towey, Brandon Thompson, Jason Kupcak, Cade Thompson, Ryan Christmas, Brian Holladay, Allie Oswald, John Curnias, Terry Clarkson, Chad Parrot, Brian James, Robbie Reed, Chris Goodrum, Sean Cowley, Hal Edwards, Chris Counts, Robby Alexander, Lou Warner, Bob Elliott, Jason Forster, John Crowther, Sam Arminio, Doug Podrabsky, Brian Eatz, Rob Darnell, Benji Blanton, Jeremy Lynn, Head Coach Dave Schmotzer and Assistant Coach Brooks Shumake.

    In just the second year of the program's existence, the 1994 Coker College Baseball Team put together what can be considered one of the greatest seasons in the history of Coker Athletics. The success of the team brought national recognition to the baseball program, and to Coker College as a whole.

    Led by Head Coach Dave Schmotzer, the 1994 Coker College Baseball Team finished with a record of 48â€"12. The springboard for the season's success was an 8-2 Spring Trip to Texas, which included a 3-0 victory over NCAA Division I ranked Texas Christian University. The team was ranked as high as No. 3 and finished the season ranked No. 6 in the national NAIA poll. The Cobras won the Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, the NAIA Mid-East Regional and a berth in the 1994 NAIA College World Series in Des Moines, Iowa. The team's regional championship and trip to the College World Series were firsts in Coker baseball history.


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