Assistant Director of Athletics; Head Baseball Coach; Adjunct Instructor in Business
|Department:||Athletics - Main Campus|
|Office:||Tichenor Athletic Building - 106|
|Degrees:||B.S., M.S.M., Oakland City University|
The 2012-13 season will mark Coach T-Ray Fletcher's 19th season at the helm of the Mighty Oaks. During his tenure at OCU he has compiled 339 victories, making Coach Fletcher the winningest baseball coach in Oakland City University history.
During the previous eighteen season's, Coach Fletcher has led the Mighty Oaks to nine NCCAA National Tournament appearances (1996 4th place, 1997 8th, 1999 5th, 2000 5th, 2001 5th, 2002 4th, 2004 6th, and 2005 2nd, 2008 8th). The 1996 appearance marked the first in OCU history. The Oaks have also captured eight Mid-east Regional Championships (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2008.)
The 2005 team finished second in the ten team NCCAA National Tournament, the highest finish in OCU baseball history. They also became the first #9 seed to accomplish such a feat.
His 2004 squad set a single season school record for wins with 27 and he was named Mid-East Coach of the Year. Under Coach Fletcher, there have been twenty-two OCU baseball players named Academic All-American, two named 1st team NCAA Division II North Central Region team, eight named 2nd team NCAA Division II North Central Region, six named NCCAA All-American, and eleven NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American.
In eighteen seasons, Coach Fletcher has earned NCCAA Mid-east Region "Coach of the Year" honors eight times, (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2008). He was also awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association/Louisville Slugger Coaches Award in 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, and 2005.
There have been six Mighty Oak baseball players under Fletcher's tutelage to sign professional baseball contracts. Most recently, Eric Barnes, who signed his first contract in 2012.
A graduate of OCU with a B.S. in Accounting (1995) and a Master's in Management (1997), Coach Fletcher was a four year member of the OCU squad. A native of Madisonville, KY, he graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Coach Fletcher has worked many camps throughout the mid-west and is a student of the game.
Along with his coaching responsibilities, he is also the school's Assistant Athletic Director and instructs in the school of business.
Coach Fletcher is marrid to Maddie Fletcher. He has three daughters, Sophie, Avery and Alaine, and resides in Princeton, IN.