Maroon & Gold Weekly Wrap-Up: Trout Named As New Baseball Coach, Softball & Women’s Soccer

Maroon & Gold Weekly Wrap-Up: Trout Named As New Baseball Coach, Softball & Women’s Soccer

Maroon & Gold Weekly Wrap-Up:

Bobcat Football, Softball, Baseball & Women’s Soccer

Trout Named New Texas State Baseball Head Coach

SAN MARCOS, TexasTexas State President Denise Trauth and Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis announced Monday that Steven Trout has been named the new head baseball coach for the Bobcats. Trout is the fifth head coach in the Division I era of the program.

“When we sat down and visited at length with Coach Trout, his love for the game of baseball, integrity to run a baseball program, ability to connect with young men and his passion to win the championships was evident,” said Teis. “He has been here for three of our four conference championships dating back from 2009, 2010 and 2019 and it became apparent that he has a strong desire to win.”

“Steven has played at the highest level, coached at the highest level and won championships at the highest level. After talking to some of his peers and former coaches, we believe he is ready to take Texas State to the highest level and that came through in the interview process.”

Trout recently completed his sixth season overall in San Marcos and his second as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. He also served as the team’s hitting and fielding coach. Three of the last four years has seen Texas State post a top three fielding percentage in school history including a program best .977 mark this spring.

“I want to thank Dr. Trauth, Dr. Teis, Travis Comer and the rest of our administration for entrusting me to be the head baseball coach at Texas State,” said Trout. “Their leadership will remain instrumental in our continued success and allow us to take this program to another level.”

“I also want to thank Coach Ty Harrington. He gave me my first coaching job here in 2009 and also gave me the opportunity to come back home in 2016. He will always be the fabric of Texas State baseball and a leader in this community. We will continue to make him proud.”

The 2019 Sun Belt Conference regular season championship season saw the Bobcats rank in the top half of 13 different offensive categories. The team recorded 301 walks and 118 doubles this past season with both ranking in the top five of a campaign in program history.

“I also want to acknowledge our current and former players who have built this program into what it is today. They are all very special to me and it’s a real honor to have the opportunity to continue to lead them on and off the field,” imparted Trout.

Over the past three seasons, Trout has helped groom four MLB Draft selections in Theodore Hoffman (2017; 15th round; Detroit Tigers), Jaylen Hubbard (2019; 27th round, Washington Nationals), Jonathan Ortega (2018; 19th round; Boston Red Sox) and Luke Sherley (2018; 14th round; Detroit Tigers). Hoffman, Hubbard and Ortega were all lauded on an All-Sun Belt team.

“With the momentum of the 2019 Sun Belt Championship and the continued upgrades in our facilities, Texas State baseball should be a top 25 program and playing in the NCAA Tournament each year,” stated Trout. “That is our goal and that is what our staff and players will work hard each day to bring that to this great University.”

Trout spent three years as an assistant coach at West Virginia University from 2013-15. During his time with the Mountaineers, he served under his former collegiate coach Randy Mazey and helped the team to some of the best offensive numbers in the Big 12 Conference.

In his first season in Morgantown, three players eclipsed the .300 batting average mark and eight batters earned All-Big 12 honors under Trout’s guidance. He also assisted in Kyle Davis earning Freshman All-American honors in 2015.

Trout served as head coach of Texarkana College in 2012. The Bulldogs finished with a 34-25 mark and hit a conference-leading .303. He coached the conference player of the year and seven players were selected to the Region XIV East All-Conference Team.

Prior to his appointment at Texarkana, Trout was a volunteer assistant at Houston under Todd Whitting for the 2011 season. While there Trout served as the third base coach and coached hitters, infielders and base runners. The Cougars were runners-up in the Conference USA Tournament that year.

Trout began his coaching career at Texas State when he served as a volunteer assistant in the 2009 and 2010 campaigns. He was the catchers and first base coach while also assisting with hitters and infielders during one of Texas State’s most successful seasons in program history. The Bobcats went 41-17 in 2009, setting a school record for wins, and advanced to the NCAA Austin Regional after winning the Southland Conference regular season championship. Texas State repeated as conference champions in 2010.

As a player, Trout began his collegiate career by playing two seasons at Texarkana College. With the Bulldogs, he earned all-conference accolades and helped them advance to the 2005 NJCAA World Series before wrapping up his collegiate years at TCU.

The Horned Frogs would win the Mountain West Conference Championship and competed in a NCAA Regional in both of Trout’s seasons (2006 & 2007) in Fort Worth. During his senior season, he posted a .326 batting average with 55 runs scored and 44 RBIs while being one of two players to start all 62 games. Trout would be named to the All-MW Second Team and was an all-region selection at the NCAA Houston Regional.

Following his collegiate career, Trout played with the Fort Worth Cats of the American Association before joining the Macon Music in the South Coast League. He would go on to join the Kansas City T-Bones and help the team win the 2008 North League Championship.

Trout is a native of Hooks, Texas and earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from TCU in 2007. He is married to the former Blair Eckerle. The couple has one daughter, Ellison Elizabeth.

What They’re Saying About Trout

 Ty Harrington, former Texas State Head Baseball Coach
“Steven is one of the most talented, knowledgeable, committed, creative and loyal persons and coach that is involved with college baseball. Parents have entrusted their most prized possessions (their children) to him to develop them on and off the field. He will be a superstar in this business as a head coach.”

Randy Mazey, West Virginia Head Baseball Coach
“Steven Trout is one of the best young minds in baseball. His feel for the game and his ability to develop is outstanding. He has a lot to do with the success we are having at West Virginia and he is going to be a great head coach.”

Jim Schlossnagle, TCU Head Baseball Coach
“I had no doubt that Steven would be an outstanding and successful coach from the moment he became a player for us at TCU. Every characteristic that he shows now as a coach, he displayed as a player. Steven is hard working, goal oriented, team oriented, selfless, committed to personal excellence and brings a positive energy to his work and players each and every day. He has worked at every possible level of college baseball and been a high achiever at each stop. I have no question that he will be an incredibly successful head coach that won’t only produce winning teams but run and maintain a high level program that everyone at your university can be proud of!”

Todd Whitting, University of Houston Head Baseball Coach
“Coach Trout is one of the brightest young coaches in our industry. I had the pleasure of not only coaching him but also worked with him as a member of my staff. Steven is a tremendous talent that will lead a program with integrity and class with an emphasis on a positive student-athlete experience.”

Jake Arrieta, MLB Cy Young Award Winner – Philadelphia Phillies
“Steven was that teammate that you knew was going to show up every day and give everything he had in practice or a game. He got the most out of his ability and that is the main reason why he has been successful as a coach. He gives everything to what he’s doing and that carries over to his players. He’s a very loyal man who always does things the right way.”

Paul Goldschimdt, MLB All-Star – St. Louis Cardinals
“Coach Trout has been part of numerous successful programs and knows how to turn programs into winners. He has been part of three of the four most successful seasons at Texas State in the last 11 years. He was able to bring in the right recruits in the two years he has been in charge of the recruiting and lead the Bobcats to a Sun Belt Championship. He has my full support to be the next head baseball coach at Texas State.

 

Theriot Signs Free Agent Contract with Tampa Bay

SAN MARCOS, TexasSenior pitcher Brayden Theriot became the fifth Texas State baseball player to join the professional ranks this summer after signing a free agent deal with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

The 6-foot, 2-inch right-hander posted a 2-1 record with three saves in 17 appearances this past season. His final victory of the year came when he tossed 1.2 scoreless innings in the first game of a doubleheader against UT Arlington as the Bobcats clinched their first-ever Sun Belt Conference regular season championship. He recorded 23 strikeouts and a 5.20 ERA in 27.2 innings of relief.

As a sophomore in 2017, Theriot posted career bests in wins (6), ERA (3.82), appearances (25), innings pitched (37.2), strikeouts (34) and opponents’ batting average (.206). Four of his victories came in a five-appearance span from May 6-25.

For his career, Theriot tallied an 11-7 record with a 4.85 ERA and tossed 120.2 innings in 81 appearances all out of the bullpen. He also earned 10 saves, tied for the fourth most in program history.

Theriot joins Nicholas Fraze, Jaylen Hubbard, Hunter McMahon and Connor Reich, who were each selected in the MLB draft, in starting professional baseball career.

Texas State inks Tiler Noyola from Temple College

SAN MARCOS, TexasTexas State head coach Ricci Woodard announced the addition of Temple College transfer Tiler Noyola. She has committed to the Bobcats to continue both her educational and softball careers and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Tiler Noyola
Montgomery, Texas | Montgomery High School
Outfielder | 5’6

“Tiler is a player we are very excited to bring in,” Coach Woodard said. “She will add an extra layer of athleticism and speed to our defense and our offensive lineup. She hit the ball very well at Temple and showed tremendous speed and play-making ability on the base paths.”

Noyola spent one season at Temple College after competing at University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) as a freshman. With the Leopards, Noyola hit .466 with an on-base percentage of .491 and a slugging figure of .743.

She collected hits in 96-of-208 trips to the plate with 15 doubles, 12 triples, and six home runs. Noyola drove in 58 runs, successfully stole 38 bases in 39 attempts, and scored a staggering 81 runs in 56 games. She drew 11 walks and stuck out only 15 times during the season. In the field, she committed just two errors in 111 total chances for a fielding percentage of .982.

During her freshman season at UMKC, Noyola appeared in 34 games with 25 starts. She hit .203 with 13 hits, 10 runs, one RBI, nine walks, 19 strikeouts, and two stolen bases. On the defensive end, she posted a fielding percentage of .977.

During her four-year run at Montgomery High School, Noyola was a four-year first team all-district selection. She earned team offensive and defensive player of the year twice during her career after slashing .486/1/11 with 19 stolen bases as a junior and .404/0/30 as a senior. She played her summer ball with the Texas Peppers for eight years. Noyola was a United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete award winner.

Team USA drops 3-game set against Japan

TOKYOThe USA Women’s National Team fell to the Japan National Team two games to one in a thrilling three-game series starting on June 22. The Red, White, and Blue captured game two of the series to avoid the sweep. Japan took game one by a final tally of 6-4 and game three by a score of 1-0 in eight innings.

“It is an honor to wear Red, White, and Blue again,” Texas State associate head coach Cat Osterman said. “With each day and each game, I am getting more comfortable and finding my rhythm. It has been a great experience getting to know and compete with this team.”

Osterman made her first of two appearances in game two of the three-game set. She picked up the victory for Team USA in 4.0 innings of relief. The two-time Olympian took the circle to begin the fourth inning with Team USA up 7-1. She hurled 82 pitches, 49 for strikes, over the final four innings of play. Osterman yielded just two hits, three walks, one hit-by-pitch, and an earned run. She struck out four opposing batters to bring home the 7-2 victory.

Unfortunately, Osterman and Team USA fell just short in the third and final game of the series. Osterman once again entered the game in a relief role as she entered in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on base in a scoreless game. She fanned the first batter she saw in three pitches. Osterman worked around a pair of walks in the sixth inning to keep the game tied before heading into the seventh. She worked an easy 1-2-3 inning with a pair of strikeouts to get the game to the eighth still knotted a 0-0.

With the international tiebreaker rule in effect, Team Japan placed a runner on second to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. The runner scored two batters later after a sacrifice bunt moved her to third and a suicide squeeze was executed perfectly to plate the game-winning run. Osterman totaled four strikeouts, two walks, and one hit in 2.2 innings of work.

The USA Women’s National Team will be back stateside for the biggest of July as hosts of the 2018 USA Softball International Cup. The Red, White, and Blue will compete in 10 games from July 1-7 at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga. Team USA will host a loaded field of competition which includes: No. 2 Japan, No. 4 Puerto Rico, No. 5 Mexico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 8 China, No. 13 Philippines, and No. 20 Peru.

Theriot Signs Free Agent Contract with Tampa Bay

SAN MARCOS, TexasSenior pitcher Brayden Theriot became the fifth Texas State baseball player to join the professional ranks this summer after signing a free agent deal with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
 
The 6-foot, 2-inch right-hander posted a 2-1 record with three saves in 17 appearances this past season. His final victory of the year came when he tossed 1.2 scoreless innings in the first game of a doubleheader against UT Arlington as the Bobcats clinched their first-ever Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship. He recorded 23 strikeouts and a 5.20 ERA in 27.2 innings of relief.
 
As a sophomore in 2017, Theriot posted career bests in wins (6), ERA (3.82), appearances (25), innings pitched (37.2), strikeouts (34) and opponents’ batting average (.206). Four of his victories came in a five-appearance span from May 6-25.
 
For his career, Theriot tallied an 11-7 record with a 4.85 ERA and tossed 120.2 innings in 81 appearances all out of the bullpen. He also earned 10 saves, tied for the fourth most in program history.
 
Theriot joins Nicholas Fraze, Jaylen Hubbard, Hunter McMahon and Connor Reich, who were each selected in the MLB draft, in starting professional baseball career.

Quinn to be Inducted into New York High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame

SAN MARCOS, Texas This Fall will see Texas State soccer assistant coach Lorraine Quinn be inducted into the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Sept. 7 in Herkimer, N.Y.

“It is a great honor to be named to the third class of the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame. There is no doubt that New York State girls’ soccer has a tremendous tradition of developing talent and is rich in competition,” said Quinn. “Each class of inductees has garnered admirable successes on and off the pitch. I’m grateful for all of my coaches, especially my high school coach Kevin Shanley, and teammates throughout my playing career. They were the ones that pushed, inspired and helped me develop my intense passion for the game.”

“Farmingdale High School soccer has played an important role in my success as a student-athlete and now a collegiate coach. Thank you to the Novaks and the Hall of Fame officers for creating this much-needed organization. Against, it is an honor to be selected with so many great names to the Hall of Fame.”

Quinn will be one of 16 inductees in the 2019 Class. The class includes other players, coaches and contributors to the sport in the state of New York.

Other notable inductees in the class include Jasmyne Spencer, who plays for Reign FC in the NWSL, Kylie Strom, currently playing for Sparta Praha in the Czech First Division, and Rosiland Santana-Berhalter, who won three NCAA National Championships in her four years at North Carolina.

A five-year varsity starter at Farmingdale High School, Quinn helped lead the Dalers to back-to-back country championship appearances her junior and seniors years. She would finish her high school career with school records in goals (38) and assists (65) while being twice named to the NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) All-American.

Quinn was a four-time all-state, all-county and high school MVP. In 2002, she named the New York State Player of the Year and received the Mike Clarke Award as the County Player of the Year. The two-time Parade All-American (2002 and 2003) was selected to the 2004 McDonald’s All-American Team.

Following her outstanding prep career, Quinn played a Duke from 2004-08 where the Blue Devils twice reached the Elite Eight and once advanced to the Sweet 16. She was twice named All-ACC and All-Region teams during her time in Durham, North Carolina.

Quinn was a member of the Under-23, Under-19, Under-17 and Under 16 United States Women’s National Teams. In 2008 she was on the U-23 team that won the Nordic Cup following a 3-0 victory over Germany.

 

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