2017 Warriors Cap Record-Setting Year
The Wabash Valley College Warriors have concluded the year capping of the 2017 season with a 3rd place finish at the 60th D1 NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. The Warriors had an unbelievable year on and off the field, here is a recap of this year's accolades.Read More
Rob Fournier is entering his 20th season as the Wabash Valley College Head Baseball Coach. A 1994 graduate of MacMurray College (B.S. Psychology and Physical Education), Fournier is looking forward to continued success with the Warrior team.
During his 19 years as Head Coach at WVC, Fournier’s teams have experienced a lot of success on the field and in the classroom. In his first year, he helped turn around a 12 – 34 team in 1996 to a 37 – 16 mark in 1997. Since then the standard of winning has remained intact. In the past 19 seasons the Warriors have been ranked consistently in the top 25 in the country. His teams have won 30 or more games every year. The Warriors have also been able to win 7 regular season Great Rivers Athletic Conference titles, and have consistently finished among the top 3 teams in the highly competitive GRAC Division One NJCAA Conference. Fournier has won the GRAC Coach of the Year Award seven times (’00, ’02, ’08, ’10, ’11, ’13, ’14).
More than wins and losses, Fournier has stood by the importance of moving kids on to the next level. “That doesn’t happen without pushing kids to do well in the classroom,” Fournier says. “We push all of our players to earn an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree so they have the opportunity to move on to the 4 year college level, and/or to professional baseball.” In the past 19 seasons the Warriors have been able to send players to schools such as the SEC, Big 12, MVC, C-USA, Sun Belt, Big 10, A-Sun, OVC and many other 4 year colleges. Sending players to the professional level has been just as successful as Fournier has had the opportunity to help 68 players be drafted or signed professionally.
Aaron Biddle enters his first season with the Wabash Valley baseball program. Aaron comes to Wabash Valley after spending the previous eight seasons at Brescia University including the last five seasons as the program’s Head Baseball Coach.
When asked about joining the program Biddle said, “I’m very excited to be joining a great program with a great tradition. The level of success that Coach Fournier has achieved here has been incredible. I look forward to helping the coaching staff continue the tradition of not only winning baseball, but of helping these student-athletes to further their educations and achieve their goals of getting to the next level.”
While at Brescia, Biddle recorded the second most wins in school history for a Head Coach, while leading his club to a school record 35 wins in 2014 and earning KIAC Coach of the Year. Biddle’s teams saw14 players named 1st Team All-Conference, 15 players named 2nd Team All-Conference, six Conference Gold Glovers, Two Conference Freshman of the Year, One Conference Player of the Year, One Conference Pitcher of the Year, One Male Athlete of the Year and One Second Team NAIA All-American.
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