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.
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 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.