Staff

Steve Fowler

Head Coach, GM, Director of Baseball Operation for the Muhlenberg County Stallions Baseball Organization.

 

Coach Fowler has 30 years’ experience on both the field playing and coaching.

Fowler played for the Madisonville Maroons 1976-1979 leading his team to a region championship and to the final 8 in the state tournament. For his efforts, he received a full scholarship to Wabash Valley, All Big 8 honors, Best hitter in the Region honors, All District, All Region, and All State Honorable mention. Coach Fowler eventually transferred to KY Wesleyan College and to the University of Evansville before a collision at home plate ended his career. The Cincinnati Reds had invited Fowler to River Front Stadium for invitation only work outs and to spring training in 1981. Fowler was offered a contract with the Reds but gambled to return to college, improve his number and increase his draft ability. That spring the shoulder injury occurred.

 

Coach Fowler worked as an assistant coach for seven years at Madisonville North Hopkins and seven years as a Head coach at Dawson Springs High School, while doubling as an area scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

 

Coach Fowler began the Tradewater Pirates in 2000 at Dawson Springs KY and amassed a record of 184 to124 including 3 NBC Midwest regional titles, two national NABF and NMSPBA titles. Fowler led his Pirates to Wichita and finished overall 24th out of over 150 teams. Fowler made two trips to Wichita, though qualified three times. Fowler continued with Prirates when they joined the KIT league in 2007.

 

Coach Fowler left the Pirates and started the Marion KY Bobcat Franchise in 2008 and coached there for 5 years in the KIT league through the transition to the OVL league in 2011. Fowler then moved to the Owensboro Oilers and a 28-14 record to win the 1st OVL League Championship. Fowler then went home to Madisonville and rekindled the Tradewater Pirate franchise winning 52 games in two years finishing 3rd place both seasons.

 

Fowler decided to work for the OVL league as Director of League Development before retiring in 2015. Fowler states, "When the highlight of my summer was mowing and weeding, and it’s not even a baseball field something has to change.”

 

Fowler will lead the Stallions onto the field for his 31st season of baseball in 2016 and can’t wait. Fowler was inducted into the Men's National Semi-Pro Hall of Fame in 2014, " it was an unexpected honor", twice voted Ohio Valley Coach of the Year and also voted National Men's Semi-Pro Baseball Coach of the year 2 years running. Coach Fowler brings the knowledge and experience the Stallions need to run a quality program. Fowler states "we will be competitive and if you’re competitive you can win".

 

Baseball is a continuing love affair for Fowler, "I love the game and I believe one learns life lessons from the game they will use throughout life. Baseball separates the team guys who understand 'when we do well they do well' from the guys that only worry about 'what are you going to do for me, what are my numbers.' Those fellows usually take an early trip home." Travis Jankowski didn’t take an early trip home after playing for Fowler, he went on to the Cape Cod League and was MVP, then was drafted and opened up the 2015 season against the Cardinals going 2-4 while playing centerfield for the Padres. “Travis was one of those guys that never asked he just played every day as hard as he could go.”

 

Coach Fowler has been married to the true love of his life, Lory, for 37 years. They have two sons and 7 grandchildren. Coach Fowler is a member of the Honorable Order of KY Colonels and Olive Branch Church.

 

Coach Fowler Graduated from Murray State with a Bachelors of Integrated Studies, University of the Cumberland's with a Masters in the Art of Teaching and the University of the Cumberland's with a Masters in Administration, Principal I, II .

Brad Rogles

Assistant Defensive Coach

 

- 4 years Varsity member Muhlenberg South High School

- 2 years starting for University of Kentucky Club Baseball (Member of NCBA)

- Conference Gold Glove winner in 2006 (Mid-Atlantic West Conference)

- 1 year of  Volunteer Assistant Coaching at Henry Clay High School- 2005

- 2 years Assistant Coach Muhlenberg South High School -2008 and 2009.

- 3 years Assistant Coach for Muhlenberg County High School- 2010-2012

- 3rd Region Assistant Coach of the Year- 2011

- Head Coach Muhlenberg County High School- 2013-Present

- 2014 3rd Region Head Coach of the Y ear

- 2014 Messenger Inquirer Coach of the Year

- 3rd Region Representative 2013-Present

- Head Coach of Kentucky State All-Stars (West Juniors) 2013

- Head Coach of Kentucky State All-Stars (West Seniors) 2014

Jacob Burden

Assistant Pitching Coach

 

- 5-year Letterman at Butler County High School-Graduated 2005

- Played 1 Year at Campbellsville University-Left due to arm injury

- Instructor at Thorobred Sports Academy in Bowling Green for 3 year 2007-2010.

- Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach for Muhlenberg County High School 2013-Present

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