San Antonio - Longtime Trinity Assistant Baseball Coach J.C. Bunch has been appointed the Head Coach at Southwestern University.
A 2001 Trinity graduate, Coach Bunch has contributed greatly to the team's successes over the past 11 seasons. Working with Head Coach Tim Scannell, Coach Bunch also has served as the recruiting coordinator since 2015.
Most recently, the Tigers had two of the best seasons in program history, advancing to the D-III World Series in 2015 and 2016, culminating with the team winning the NCAA Championship with a school-record 44-win season in 2016.
Trinity won seven Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships during Coach Bunch's time on the Tiger coaching staff. The Tiger teams also produced 10 All-Americans and 50 All-SCAC honorees over the past 11 seasons.
Coach Bunch put together a stellar career for the Tigers from 1998 to 2001. He is ranked second in single-season batting average (.475, in 1998), and is tied for second with 30 career home runs. Coach Bunch stands fifth in career batting average, at .400.
He was selected for the All-West Region Teams from 1998 to 2000. In 2007, Coach Bunch was tabbed for the SCAC 15th Anniversary Baseball Team. Coach Bunch also was named to the All-SCAC Team on four occasions.
After graduating from Trinity in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, Coach Bunch played two seasons in the Texas Rangers Minor League System. His rookie year, he led the Gulf Coast League (FL) Rangers with a .333 average. Coach Bunch's additional minor league experience took him to the Pulaski (NY) Rangers, and Savannah (GA) Sand Gnats.