May 15, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Thursday the signing of right-handed pitcher Bryan Coughlin (Jupiter, Fla.) for the 2015 season.
The 6-foot-1, 185-lb., pitcher has played the last two seasons at Palm Beach State College for coach Kyle Forbes. During his sophomore campaign, Coughlin compiled a 3-4 record with a pair of complete games to go along with 57 strikeouts and only 14 walks over 71 1/3 innings of work with a 3.64 earned run average.
Coughlin helped lead Palm Beach State College, which finished the year at 29-23, to the NJCAA/FCSAA Region 8 State tournament for his second-straight season. His squad won that event last season and finished as the national runner in the NJCAA World Series.
"He is a big-time strike thrower who played a number of different roles at Palm Beach who was a part of their world series team last year," said Southern Miss assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Chad Caillet. "He has really been a go-to guy for them in every role and has been used as a starter lately having posting two recent complete games. I really feel like Bryan can help us to be that security blanket who can throw strikes. He has three pitches, a fast ball, slider and change-up, which he can throw in any count."
During his prep days, Coughlin played for coach Frank Torre at Dwyer High School, the same alma mater as current Golden Eagle Tim Lynch.
Coughlin joins Southern Miss 10 other student-athletes that signed with the Golden Eagles during the fall period for the 2015 season, which includes catcher Blake Anderson (Meridian, Miss./West Lauderdale High School), right-handed pitcher/infielder Taylor Braley (Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove HS), shortstop Daniel Keating (Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport HS),left-handed pitcher/outfielder Kirk McCarty (Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove HS), infielder/pitcher Austin Millet (Prairieville, La./East Ascension HS), outfielder Byron Murray (Wellington, Fla./Trinity Christian High School), left-handed pitcher Mark Reyes (Hot Springs Village, Ark./Crowder College), third baseman Hunter Slater (Mobile, Ala.), pitcher/outfielder Justin Steele (Lucedale, Miss./George County HS) and first baseman Taylor Walker (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Jackson State Community College).