#23 Rodney Bennett
Coach Bennett has led the Cougars to the Region XX Tournament 17 times, including 10 trips to the championship game and three trips to the NJCAA Division II World Series in 2007, 2010, and 2015.
193 former players have moved on to four-year institutions under Bennett’s tutelage.
The 2011 team spent six weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation, the first FCC team in any sport to reach that milestone, while the 2010 team achieved a record for wins in a season and earned a trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series, Bennett’s second as Head Coach, having also reached the national tournament in 2007.
Coach Bennett has earned many coaching accolades, including the NJCAA Region XX Coach of the Year Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2015.
Coach Bennett was named the American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond Sports NJCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 2007, 2010, and 2015.
In 2010 and 2011, Coach Bennett was recognized as the MD JUCO Coach of the year.
Bennett also serves as Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes at Frederick Community College.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Cougars ranked nationally for 17 straight seasons!
- 14 Straight seasons with 32 or more wins!
- 193 NCAA/NAIA players
- 95 All-Region players
- 71 All-Conference players
- 29 All-Americans
- 5 MLB draftees
- 2 MLB free agents
- 1 National Player of the Year (2015)
HEAD COACHING RESUME
2002: 11-11 Davis & Elkins College Interim Head Coach
2003: 29-7 Region XX Final Four
2004: 32-17 Region XX Runner-Up
2005: 23-20 Region XX Final Four
2006: 34-19 Region XX Runner-Up
2007: 33-12 Region XX Tourney Champions, District Champions, Word Series Appearance
2008: 36-20 Region XX Tourney Champions, District Runner-Up
2009: 32-18 Region XX Final Four
2010: 53-7 Region XX Tourney Champions, District Champions, MD JUCO Champions, World Series Appearance
2011: 45-7 MD JUCO Champions
2012: 34-22 Region XX Final Four
2013: 39-16 Region XX Final Four
2014: 45-10 MD JUCO Co-Champions- Region XX Runner-Up
2015: 50-9 Region XX DII Tourney Champions, District Champions, World Series Appearance
2016: 37-20 Region XX Final Four
2017: 39-16 Region XX Final Four Runner-Up
2018: 36-17 Region XX Final Four Runner-Up
2019: 36-15 (current) Region XX DII Tourney Champions, District Runner-Up
OVERALL RECORD: 644-263 (.710 winning percentage)