CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- 2013 Washington College graduate and four-year baseball letterwinner Tyler Cotterell has been added to the coaching staff at his alma mater and will serve as an assistant coach under second-year head coach Travis Turgeon.
As a student-athlete, Cotterell helped lead the Shoremen to its first two Centennial Conference Tournament appearances and a spot in the 2012 Centennial Conference Championship round.
The male winner of the College's 2013 Sho'men Club Award for his work as a leader on his team, in the athletic department, and on campus, Cotterell served as a team captain, Student-Athlete Mentor, and Assistant Area Director. He qualified for the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll in each of the three years he was eligible for the distinction.
Cotterell hit .305 in his four years playing for the Shoremen, starting 125 of 130 games played and piling up 131 hits, 84 runs scored, and 64 RBI. As a senior in 2013, he led the Shoremen in both walks (20) and hit-by-pitches (12). The previous year, he set single-season school records for putouts (268) and chances (276). Over his final three seasons, Cotterell made just seven errors in 627 chances.
Cotterell graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in History in May 2013.
The Shoremen are schedule to open their 2014 season February 24th with a home game against Eastern Shore rival Salisbury University.