Travis Lallemand completed his 11th year as head coach of the Crowder College Roughrider baseball team. As head coach, he’s led the Roughriders to three Region 16 Championships, in 2008, 2010, and 2014 respectively. In his 10 years at the helm, the Roughriders have had success winning 388 games, 3 Region Championships, 1 South Central District Championship and a 5th Place National finish at the 2010 JUCO World Series. Lallemand has been named the Region 16 Coach of the Year 3 times, in 2008, 2010 and again in 2014, along with being named the South Central District Coach of the Year in 2010. Since 2010, the Roughriders have appeared in the NJCAA National poll each year and begin this season at #17 in the NJCAA Poll
Also, during his 10 years as the head coach at Crowder the Roughriders have produced 28 Region 16 1st Team players, 5 NJCAA All Americans, 3 Region Players of the Year and 3 Region 16 Defensive Players of the year. Players that have played for Lallemand have had opportunities to transfer to a variety of 4 year institutions throughout the country. Lallemand has coached 57 players in his time at Crowder that have signed with Division 1 programs and 24 players have been drafted by Major League clubs. The Roughriders pitching staff has had 18 pitchers that have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and 33 that have signed with NCAA Division 1 schools in his years at Crowder. Altogether, nearly 150 Roughriders moved on to 4 year schools or professional baseball to continue their playing careers in the last 10 years.
Lallemand started as assistant coach for the program and guided the Roughrider pitching staff for 3 seasons prior to becoming head coach. As the head coach, he now works with the infielders and hitters, as well as coaching third base.
Coach Lallemand came to Crowder from Parsons, Kansas, where he was an assistant baseball coach for two years. He also served one year as the volunteer assistant at Berry College in Rome, GA. Lallemand is originally from Girard, Kansas. Lallemand prepped at Girard High School, Kansas and went on to play collegiate baseball at Labette Community College before transferring to Berry College in Rome, GA. Each of the teams he competed on from ‘96-’99 competed in the top two of their respective conferences.
Lallemand is married to the former Jennifer Gardner of Waterloo, Illinois and they live in Neosho with their son Luc Robert born on July 16th 2015.