Our Coaches


Head Coach // fournierr@iecc.edu 618.263.5081


Rob Fournier is entering his 26th season as the Wabash Valley College Head Baseball Coach. A 1994 graduate of MacMurray College (B.S. Psychology and Physical Education), Fournier is looking forward  to continued success with his Warrior team.

During his 25 years as Head Coach at WVC, Fournier’s teams have experienced a lot of success on the field and in the classroom. In his first year, he helped turn around a 12 – 34 team in 1996 to a 37 – 16 mark  in 1997. Since then the standard of winning has remained intact. In the past 24 seasons the Warriors have been ranked consistently in the top 25 in the country. His teams have won 30 or more games every year.  The Warriors have also been able to win 13 regular season Great Rivers Athletic Conference titles, and  have consistently finished among the top 3 teams in the highly competitive GRAC Division I NJCAA Conference. Fournier also led the 2017 Warrior team to a NJCAA Division 1 World Series Finish (3rd Place), while the 2019 team won 49 consecutive games and spent 8 weeks ranked #1. The 2020 team also  spent 3 weeks ranked #1 before the season was cancelled. Fournier has won the GRAC Coach of the Year Award ten times (’00, ’02, ’08, ’10, ’11, ’13, ’14, ’16, ’18, ’19). Fournier’s 2020/2021 team was ranked #1 for the majority of the season with a record of 51-5.

Promoting Players to the Next Levels

More than wins and losses, Coach Fournier has stood by the importance of moving kids on to the next level.”That doesn’t happen without pushing kids to do well in the classroom,” Fournier says. “We push all of our players to earn an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree so they have the opportunity to move on to the 4-year college level, and/or to professional baseball.” In the past 24 seasons the Warriors have been able to send players to schools such in the SEC, Big 12, MVC, C-USA, Sun Belt, Big 10, A-Sun, OVC and many other 4-year colleges. Sending players to the professional level has been just as successful as Coach Fournier has had the opportunity to help 93 players be drafted or be signed professionally.

Coach Fournier

Coach Fournier has professional scouting experience as an associate, spending 7 years with the Cleveland Indians and the past 10 years with the Philadelphia Phillies. Other coaching experience for Fournier includes two years as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for MacMurray College in 1995 and 1996. In those two seasons, MacMurray had a record of 62 – 22 with 2 regional appearances. Fournier spent two years as a shortstop for Ventura Community College (CA) in 1991 and 1992. He then became an All Conference centerfielder for MacMurray College in 1993 and 1994. Fournier, 47, is a native of Ojai, California. His wife, Jennifer, is from Ft. Branch, Indiana. The couple resides in Mt. Carmel, IL.



- 25 Straight winning seasons
- 17 40-win seasons
- 14 Great Rivers Athletic Conference Championships
- 25 straight years ranked in the Top 25
- 11-time GRAC Coach of the Year
- 2 Alumni pitching in Major League Baseball, 17 playing in Minor League Baseball
- Over 390 players have sone on to play for Division 1 programs
- 1,047 Career Wins

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