Travis Jewett is in his first season at Head Baseball Coach at Tulane. He spent the previous 18 seasons as a Division I assistant coach at Gonzaga, Washington, Washington State, Arizona State, and the last four years at Vanderbilt helping build a national baseball powerhouse.
Jewett is the program’s 24th head coach, but just the fifth head coach to lead the Green Wave since 1967, joining Milt Retif (1967-74), Joe Brockhoff (1975-93), Rick Jones (1994-2014) and David Pierce (2015-16).
Jewett owns an impressive resume, as he has been one of the top assistants in Division I since 1999. The native of Tacoma, Washington, has made stops at Vanderbilt (2013-16), Arizona State (2010-12), Washington State (2005-09), Washington (2002-04) and Gonzaga (1999-2001). Prior to moving to the DI level, Jewett served as the head coach at a pair of community colleges in Edmonds (WA) C.C. (1997-98) and Tacoma (WA) C.C. (1995-96). He also served as an assistant at Tacoma C.C. in 1994 before moving into the head coaching role the following year.
Billy Jones is in his first season with the Green Wave program after spending the previous four as the head coach of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Jones has 20+ years of coaching experience.
Prior to joining Appalachian State, Jones spent the previous 14 seasons as a coach at four of college baseball’s most elite programs – Oregon State (1999-2000), Arizona State (2001), NC State (2002-04) and Oklahoma State (2005-12).
Jones went 86-130 in one of the most challenging jobs in the country at Appalachian State. Jones helped guide the Mountaineers from the Southern Conference to the Sun Belt Conference before the 2015 season.
Tighe Dickinson (pronounced Ty) begins his first year with the Tulane baseball program as the team’s pitching coach after serving as an assistant coach in both the professional and collegiate ranks.
Dickinson comes to Tulane having spent the beginning of the 2016 season as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians’ Short-Season A club, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Indians organization, Dickinson spent time at Florida International, Arkansas State and Washington.