Lallemand named Coach of the Year

Kansas City, MO – Crowder College head baseball coach Travis Lallemand has been named Coach of the Year by the Midwest Scouts Association. The honor was presented to him at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City this past weekend.

“Coach Lallemand was chosen not only for the results he gets on the field, but the quality of the program he runs. He consistently develops players and builds good relationships with professional scouts,” touted Dustin Smith, Midwest Area Scout for the Texas Rangers and Association President.

Lallemand has head coach for the Roughriders since 2005. His career record of 653 wins and 280 losses has produced 6 Region Championships and named Region 16 Coach of the Year, 3 South Central District Championships, and 3 trips to the NJCAA College World Series with the most recent earning 3rd place in NJCAA Division I Baseball (2010, 2017, and 2021). Since 2010, the Roughriders have appeared in the NJCAA Nation poll each year and have won 40 plus games 10 of those seasons, including tow 50 plus win seasons.

Roughrider baseball players under his leadership have performed as follows:

  • Coach over 100 players who have signed with Division I programs
  • 35 MLB drafted players
  • 26 pitchers selected in MLB Amateur Draft with 50 signing with NCAA Division 1 schools
  • Over 200 players moving on to 4-year schools or professional baseball
  • 48 Region 16 1st team players
  • 11 NJCAA All-Americans
  • 5 Region Players of the Year
  • 4 Region 16 Defensive Players of the Year

Prior to his head coaching position Lallemand served as an assistant coach on the pitching staff for three seasons at Crowder. Lallemand is originally from Girard, Kansas. He prepped at Girard high School and went on to play collegiate baseball at Labette Community College before transferring to Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the MW Scouting association.  I have worked with most of these individuals for the better part of my career here with a few new scouts coming on board each year, and we have developed a trusting relationship over that time. I have sat in ballparks all over the Midwest with most of these guys evaluating players and discussing our current players to come see and it means a lot that they selected me for this award,” stated Lallemand.

Lallemand and his wife Jennifer reside in Neosho with their son, Luc.

The Midwest Scouts Association is a non-profit organization consisting of scouts from all 30 MLB teams. The main purpose of the organization is to assist those in the baseball community. Additionally, the organization holds a players showcase every summer for free consisting of the best talent from the Midwest. Induction into the Hall of Fame is voted every one to two years with one coach being honored.