Midland College Chaparral
Head Coach David Coleman
Coleman comes to Midland College with a wealth of collegiate coaching experience following his outstanding playing career. Coleman played high school baseball at Lubbock Monterey under the tutelage of legendary coach Bobby Moegle. Coleman's college baseball career began at Vernon College (Vernon, TX), where he played for two seasons and earned an Associate of Science degree in 1989. The next stop for Coleman was a return to his hometown and a stint at Lubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX) where he helped lead the Chaparrals to the 1991 NAIA World Series. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from LCU in 1992. Following his time as a player, Coleman returned to Vernon College in 1991 where he worked as an assistant baseball coach for two seasons.
After his time in Vernon, Coleman became a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) where his duties inlcuded working with outfielders and assisting with on-campus recruiting of student-athletes. Then in 1995, he was hired as an assistant coach at the University of Texas - San Antonio. His responsibilities at UTSA included working as the hitting coach, working with catchers and infielders, third base coach and recruiting coordinator. During his three years at UTSA, Coleman was highly successful in recruiting talented student-athletes to the program. That success included the recruitment of a southpaw pitcher from Corpus Christi Carroll High School named Hector Rodriguez. Rodriguez would become Coleman's assistant coach at Midland College eight years later. Coleman completed his Master of Education Administration degree from Texas A&M University in 1995.
In July 1998, Coleman returned to "Aggieland," but this time as a full-time assistant on the staff of longtime A&M coach Mark Johnson. Coleman's duties included working as the catcher's coach, recruiting supervisor and equipment coordinator. During his second sting on the A&M staff, Coleman helped guide the Aggies to a 308-187-1 (.621) overall record from 1998 through 2005, including two Big-12 Conference titles and an appearance in the 1999 College World Series in Omaha, NE. Coleman left Texas A&M in May of 2005 and returned to his boyhood home where he was named head coach of the Lubbock High School baseball team in July of 2005. He coached at LHS for one year when the opportunity to return to college baseball appeared.
Coleman was named the head coach of the Midland College Chaparrals on May 22, 2006 and is the second head coach in the eleven-year history of the program. He and his wife Terri are the proud parents of two boys, Hunter who is 19 and Ty who is 17 years of age. Hunter is a Freshman at Texas A&M and is a catcher on the baseball team. Ty is a Junior at Lee HS and has committed to play baseball at Texas A&M.
Coach David Coleman led the Midland College Chaparrals to their first ever NJCAA Region 5 Tournament Championship and NJCAA World Series appearane in Grand Junction, CO in 2013. The Chaparrals won the NJCAA Region V Baseball Tournament, again in 2014 and received another birth to the NJCAA World Series. Thus making it back-to-back World Series appearances for the Midland College Chaparrals. Coleman's overall record at Midland College is 412-242