MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Tiger head baseball coach Kerrick Jackson has rounded out his full-time coaching staff with Julius McDougal, who is joining the program as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. McDougal will be alongside pitching coach Tim Jamieson on Jackson’s first Memphis staff.
McDougal comes to Memphis after spending two seasons as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgetown University. This past season, the Hoyas finished 32-24 and led the Big East in home runs and walks while finishing third in the conference in batting average. Other Hoya achievements during McDougal’s tenure include breaking the school records for wins, home runs and total bases, having a freshman All-American, three all-Big East and two first-team all-region players, and earning a Big East Coaching Staff of the Year award.
“We are very fortunate to have Julius as a member of our Tiger family,” Jackson said. “I have followed the progression of his career and have continued to be impressed every step of the way. He has a very good understanding of how to develop young men both on and off the field, because it is literally in his blood. He grew up in the game, as his father is a Jackson State legend, and Julius was selected twice in the Major League Baseball Draft.He is one of the most underrated recruiters in our industry, and I have every confidence that his hard work and dedication will lead to great things for our program. “
“I am honored and grateful for the chance to work with Coach Jackson and the University of Memphis,” McDougal said. “I’m looking forward to helping the program achieve continued success in the community, in the classroom and on the field.”
Prior to Georgetown, McDougal spent the 2018-20 seasons at Eastern Kentucky University as the program’s recruiting coordinator, infield coach and assistant hitting coach after spending the 2017 season as the volunteer assistant coach.
In 2020, McDougal helped Eastern Kentucky start the 2020 season with a 12-2 mark, including a Friday night win at No. 11 LSU, before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A known recruiter, McDougal helped put together Perfect Game’s No. 65 recruiting class in the nation in 2020. EKU had six of the top-28 freshmen in the Ohio Valley Conference according to Perfect Game, which was the most of any school in the conference. Between 2018-19, McDougal had three recruits selected in the MLB Draft.
In 2018 and 2019, EKU posted consecutive 30-win seasons for the first time since 1999-00. The program’s 16 conference wins in 2019 were the most since 2013, and McDougal helped lead an offense that ranked in the top-25 nationally in walks, runs, home runs and stolen bases. McDougal helped the Colonels upset two nationally-ranked teams in 2018 – No. 15 Virginia and No. 11 Vanderbilt – as well as advance to the final three at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
McDougal spent the 2016-17 seasons as the head coach at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He led Stillman to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season conference championship in 2016, advancing to the finals of the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed, and he saw five players sign professional contracts. He served as an assistant coach at Stillman during the 2015 season and at Kentucky State University in 2014.
McDougal played collegiately at Claflin University in South Carolina. In 2010, he was chosen to the all-conference team after hitting .416, which was ranked 53rd in the country. He was named Claflin’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
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