FGCU Baseball’s Casey Coleman Inducted into ASUN Hall of Fame
Casey Coleman, former standout pitcher for the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) baseball team, has been inducted into the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) Hall of Fame. Coleman is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of FGCU, and his induction into the ASUN Hall of Fame is a testament to his outstanding performance, dedication, and hard work over the course of his college baseball career.
The Early Years of Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman was born in Cape Coral, Florida, in 1988. He grew up playing baseball and quickly developed a passion for the sport. In high school, Coleman was a standout pitcher for Mariner High School in Cape Coral, where he was named the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Class 4A player of the year in 2006.
Coleman’s success on the field caught the attention of many college coaches, and he ultimately decided to attend Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, to further his baseball career.
Casey Coleman’s College Career
During his college career, Coleman established himself as one of the best pitchers in the history of FGCU baseball. He made an immediate impact as a freshman, earning Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team honors as well as being named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team.
Over the course of his college career, Coleman compiled an impressive resume, including setting FGCU’s all-time strikeout record with 278 strikeouts over 297 innings pitched. He also holds the school record for most wins in a season, with 13, and is tied for the most wins in a career, with 32.
Perhaps Coleman’s most impressive statistical achievement came during his junior year when he led the nation with a 1.71 ERA. For this, he was named the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year and a Louisville Slugger All-American.
Casey Coleman’s Impact on FGCU Baseball
Coleman’s impact on FGCU baseball cannot be overstated. He paved the way for future generations of Eagles pitchers and helped put FGCU baseball on the national map. His achievements on the field helped elevate the program, and his legacy lives on to this day.
After graduating from FGCU, Coleman was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 15th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He spent nine seasons in the minor leagues, pitching for various teams in the Cubs, Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Mariners organizations.
Induction into the ASUN Hall of Fame
On June 3, 2021, Coleman’s contributions to FGCU baseball were recognized as he was inducted into the ASUN Hall of Fame. He was one of four individuals inducted in this year’s class.
According to an official statement from ASUN, Coleman was chosen for induction due to his outstanding performance on the field, his impact on FGCU baseball, and his representation of the ASUN conference at the professional level.
Coleman was understandably thrilled by the news. In a statement released by FGCU, he said, “I’m extremely honored to be inducted into the ASUN Hall of Fame. Looking back on my career, I couldn’t have asked for a better university to attend, and FGCU will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Conclusion: A Legacy that Will Last Forever
Casey Coleman’s induction into the ASUN Hall of Fame cements his place as one of the greatest athletes in the history of FGCU. His achievements on the field set a standard for excellence that will be remembered for years to come, and his impact on the program and the university as a whole is immeasurable.
Coleman’s legacy serves as an inspiration for future generations of FGCU baseball players, and his induction into the ASUN Hall of Fame is a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding collegiate career.