Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach ‘Rat’ McGowan dies

Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach ‘Rat’ McGowan dies
Wille E. "Rat" McGowan (Source: Alcorn State Athletics)

LORMAN, Miss. (WLBT) - Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach Willie E. “Rat” McGowan died Tuesday, the school announced Wednesday.

McGowan coached the baseball team from 1972 to 2009, leading the team to 14 20-win seasons and five SWAC titles.

The school named the baseball stadium after McGowan in 2010 after his retirement. his final head coaching record was 720-663-7/

He also served as an assistant coach for the football team.

In 2005, McGowan was awarded the Tom Joyner Award and the ASU Humanitarian Award.

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