Cougill Named ABCA Western Regional Coach of the Year
Roughrider baseball head coach Ryan Cougill was named as the ABCA/Diamond Western Region Coach of the Year for NJCAA DI. Cougill earned the honor after leading the Roughriders to 45-18 record and a trip to the NJCAA World Series. Along the way the team also won the Region 1 and Western District Championships.
2015 was Coach Cougill’s 3rd as head coach and 8th overall at Yavapai College. At the conclusion of the season the team saw impressive results in the MLB draft, with 7 of Cougill’s current or former Roughriders selected. Four Roughriders from the 2015 squad were drafted (the most of any NJCAA program), as well as three former Riders’ from the ’13-’14 squads.
Willie Calhoun – 4th round to the Dodgers
Chance Adams – 5th round to the Yankees
Drew Turbin – 12th round to the Orioles
Chandler Eden – 17th round to the Blue Jays
Luke Doyle – 20th round to the Cardinals
Alexis Olmeda – 21st round to the Diamondbacks
Tim Arakawa – 23rd round to the Angels