Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars Showcase Camp
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars Showcase Camp is a six-hour program that will run from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the 16th of July. It is inviting all male baseball players in the 9th grade to 12th grade who aspire to play at the college level. This venue of this summer baseball showcase camp is the state of the art Simmons Complex Roy E. Lee Field which is on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. In addition, this baseball camp provides the participants an opportunity to train in like a college baseball student-athlete. It will be under the direction of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars baseball coaching staff. Moreover, this baseball camp includes a pro-style workout, a performance evaluation, and games.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIU Edwardsville) is a public coeducational university in Edwardsville, Illinois. It is a proud member of the Southern Illinois University System. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is also among the nation’s top-performing universities. As a matter of fact, the university is 70th in the Regional Universities Midwest, 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. The university is also 43rd in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings and 75th in the Best Value Schools rankings. Currently, the university is accommodating around 11,700 undergraduate students. 47 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 53 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 89 percent. Correspondingly, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student to faculty ratio is 20:1. The university also serving around 1,900 postgraduate students. In sports, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sponsors 14 intercollegiate men’s and women’s varsity teams. They call themselves the Cougars. They are participating in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Moreover, the university’s official colors are red and white. The SIU Edwardsville baseball team has already a two-time Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament champions.
Leading the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars baseball team is Head Coach Sean Lyons, a native of Byron, Illinois. Coach Sean Lyons is now entering his second season at the reins of the Cougars baseball program. He is an Eastern Illinois University graduate. Additionally, Coach Sean Lyons is the former Bradley University associate head coach. He is also a former member of the Eastern Illinois coaching staff. Ultimately, Coach Lyons is one of the best baseball players that come out of Eastern Illinois. In fact, he was honored as of Eastern Illinois’ 20 greatest OVC athletes. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars assistant baseball coaches are Brandon Scott and Tyler Hancock. Coach Brandon Scott is now entering his second season with the coaching staff. Coach Brandon Scott who hails from Henderson, Kentucky is a bachelor’s degree graduate from Eastern Kentucky University. He is the former Wabash Valley College and Des Moines Area Community College pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Similarly, Coach Tyler Hancock, a native of Washington, Oklahoma is in his second year with the Cougars baseball coaching staff. He is a bachelor’s degree in sports communication graduate from Newman University. Coach Tyler Hancock is also a master’s degree in sports management graduate from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.