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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Steve Coleman

Class of 2017

Steve Coleman | 1979-1981 | Monterey High School | Baseball

Steve Coleman has spent the majority of his life on a baseball field. He played pitcher, catcher and third basemen on Monterey High School’s team from 1979-1981. During Coleman’s three seasons, he became the all-time leader in Monterey baseball history with a batting average of .542, 21 doubles and a RBI of 60. In 1980, Coleman pitched a no-hitter during the season, and the team made it to All-District. In 1981, Coleman led Monterey to a state championship win over defending champion Pearland High School. Other high school accolades included being named Texas High School Player of the Year, All-City, All-District, All-South Plains and 1st Team All-State, as well as inclusion in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game.

Coleman received a baseball scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. He transferred to Lubbock Christian University in 1982. From 1983 to 1985, he became a standout third baseman and catcher under Coach Larry Hays. The Chaps won the 1983 NAIA World Series, and Coleman was named Honorable Mention All-American. He would later be inducted into the LCU Hall of Honor in 1986.

After graduating in 1986, Coleman became the assistant baseball coach at Coronado High School until 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he was the head baseball coach at Frenship High School, with an overall record of 70-30. The 1991 season the team made it to the Regional Semi-Finals, 1992 the Area Finals, and in 1993 they were the State Runner-Up.

In 1994, Coleman moved to Odessa where he was the head baseball coach for Odessa Permian High School until 1997. His team made the playoffs twice.

Since 1997, Coleman has been the head baseball coach at Hardin Simmons University. His overall record is currently 442-352. He is the all-time wins leader at Hardin Simmons, and in the American Southwest Conference. The Cowboys have gone to the ASC playoffs 14 times under Coleman, and won the ASC West Title in 2008 and 2011.
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