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Travis Turgeon was named head baseball coach at Washington College in June 2012. He had previously served as the team's associate head coach during the 2011-12 academic year and as an assistant coach in 2010-11.
In his first season as head coach, Turgeon's team upset nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins.
Taking on a host of on-field and other duties during the 2012 campaign, Turgeon helped guide the Shoremen to a school-record 28 win (seven more than their previous high-water mark of 21), their first-ever Centennial Conference Championship Game appearance, and their first-ever votes in a national top 25 poll. The Shoremen led the Centennial Conference in stolen bases, sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies, fewest hits allowed per nine innings, and fielding percentage during the 2012 season. They finished fifth in all of Division III in stolen bases per game.
Turgeon was named an assistant coach at Washington College prior to the 2010-11 academic year before his promotion to associate head coach last summer. He spearheaded "Shoremen Nine" - the team's community service effort which featured nine outreach programs during the 2011-12 academic year.
Turgeon got his start in collegiate coaching as a volunteer assistant coach for Division I Coppin State during the 2010 season. His work with Coppin State's pitchers helped lower the Eagles' team ERA by nearly 50% from the previous season. He has also served as a coach in the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer months.
As a player, Turgeon began his collegiate baseball career at Division I University of Connecticut and was named a 2006 Big East Academic All-Star. Following two years at UConn, he transferred to Springfield College, where he led the Pride in both batting average and wins as a senior in 2009. Turgeon also played for the Maryland Redbirds of the Ripken Collegiate League during the summer of 2009, leading the team in ERA.
Turgeon will be spending the Summer of 2013 assistant coach for the Baltimore Redbirds of the Cal Ripken League.
Turgeon's Dad was minor league player of the year for Chicago Cubs, his Uncle is a coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system and his Grandfather was drafted by Green Bay Packers.
Turgeon received a B.S. in Physical Education from Springfield in 2009 and his Master's in History from Washington College in 2013.