The Coaching Staff

Travis Lallemand, Head Coach (travislallemand@crowder.edu)

Travis Lallemand

Travis Lallemand completed his 9th year as head coach of the Crowder College Roughrider baseball team. As head coach, he’s led the Roughriders to three Region 16 Championships, in 2008, 2010, and 2014 respectively. In 2014, the Roughriders finished the season with a 45-19 record and won another Region 16 Championship. During the 2014 season the Roughriders stayed in the top 25 throughout the year and got ranked #8 in the country. Lallemand has been named the Region 16 Coach of the Year 3 times, in 2008, 2010 and again in 2014, along with being named the South Central District Coach of the Year in 2010.

During his 9 years as the head coach at Crowder the roughriders have produced 26 Region 16 1st Team players players, 5 NJCAA All Americans, 3 Region Players of the Year and 3 Region 16 Defensive Players of the year. Players that have played for Lallemand have had opportunities to transfer to a variety of 4 year institutions throughout the country. Altogether, Lallemand has coached 55 players in his time at Crowder that have signed with Division 1 programs and 22 players have been drafted by Major League clubs. The Roughriders pitching staff has had 17 pitchers that have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and 32 that have signed with NCAA Division 1 schools in his 12 years at Crowder.

Lallemand started as assistant coach for the program and guided the Roughrider pitching staff for 3 seasons prior to becoming head coach. As the head coach, he now works with the infielders and hitters, as well as coaching third base.

Coach Lallemand came to Crowder from Parsons, Kansas, where he was an assistant baseball coach for two years. He also served one year as the volunteer assistant at Berry College in Rome, GA. Lallemand is originally from Girard, Kansas. Lallemand prepped at Girard High School, Kansas and went on to play collegiate baseball at Labette Community College before transferring to Berry College in Rome, GA. Each of the teams he competed on from ‘96-’99 competed in the top two of their respective conferences. Travis finished in the top five nationally in ERA in 1997.

Lallemand is married to the former Jennifer Gardner of Waterloo, Illinois and they live in Neosho with their son Luc Robert, born on July 16.

Records/Accolades by year
2006 35-21
2007 31-25
2008 35-28 Region 16 Champions
2009 38-18
2010 43-24 Region 16 Champions/South Central District Champions/5th Place JUCO World Series
2011 42-18 Regoin 16 Tournament Runner Up
2012 44-17 Region 16 Tournament Runner Up
2013 47-13 Region 16 Tournament Runner Up                                                                                                                                                                                                        2014 45-17 Region 16 Champions

360-181 Overall Record

Don Lisi, Assistant Coach (donlisi@crowder.edu)

Don LisiCoach Lisi begins his second year on the Crowder coaching staff. Prior to Crowder, he spent 2 season as the pitching coach for St. Charles Community College. He will return as pitching coach along with coordinating camps for Crowder, and will strive to help produce another championship caliber pitching staff that will once again compete at the national level. In his first year at Crowder, Lisi helped produce a staff that yielded 3 NCAA DI pitchers, which included 22nd round pick Mark Reyes and 32nd round pick Sam Hilliard, along with 3NCAA DII pitchers. Lisi is also the pitching coach for the Joplin Outlaws, a collegiate summer baseball team that competes in the MINK league.

As a player, Lisi is an alumni of Crowder where he was a 2 time all region player, along with 2008 region pitcher of the year, 2009 preseason All- American and a member of the 2008 Region 16 championship team. After Crowder, Lisi continued his career at Oklahoma State University where he pitched for one year before transferring to the University of Central Missouri. At UCM, Lisi was All-Conference, All-Region, All-District, and MIAA pitcher of the year. After college, Lisi spent 2 seasons playing professional baseball with the River City Rascals in the Frontier League.

Coach Lisi is from Rogers, AR and is married to the former Alison Walls from St. Charles, Missouri. They live in Neosho.

 

Kyle Williams, Assistant Coach (riderbaseball@crowder.edu)

Kyle WilliamsCoach Williams is beginning his third year at Crowder College as a coach. He primarily works with the catchers and the Roughrider Hitters, along with coordinating recruiting. He also coaches in the summer with the Arkansas Express, one of the elite summer organizations in the area. Williams played at Crowder in 2010 and 2011, and was part of the first World Series team in Crowder history. He also attended Lincoln University for a year where he played baseball for the Blue Tigers. Williams is also a Springfield native, and attended Glendale High School, where he played baseball for 4 years. Kyle is resides in Neosho, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Sawyer, Assistant Coach (riderbaseball@crowder.edu)

Tyler SawyerCoach Sawyer is beginning his third year as a coach here at Crowder College. He primarily works with the Roughriders outfield and pitchers, along with coordinating travel and coaching first base. Sawyer attended Crowder for two years ( 2010 & 2011 ) and was on the 2010 World Series team that advanced to Grand Junction for the first time in school history while finishing 5th in the nation. Sawyer attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock for one year after his experience at Crowder College. Sawyer is a Bryant, AR native, where he attended Bryant High School. Tyler resides in Neosho, MO.