May 3, 2005 |
Larry Cochell was one of college baseball's biggest winners in nearly four decades of coaching at several schools, including Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Los Angeles, but his use of a racial epithet may have ended an otherwise distinguished career. Cochell, 65, resigned as Oklahoma's coach Sunday after using a slur to describe one of his African American players during off-camera interviews with ESPN last week.
June 10, 1988
Larry Cochell, Cal State Fullerton coach, has been named national coach of the year by Collegiate Baseball magazine. Cochell, 48, brought the Titans to the College World Series in his first season as Fullerton's coach. In guiding Fullerton to Omaha, Cochell became only the third person to coach two schools in the Series, joining Ron Polk (Georgia Southern and Mississippi State) and Ron Petroff (Northern Colorado and Rider).
October 27, 1989
Larry Cochell, Cal State Fullerton baseball coach, said Thursday he has ended discussions with Tennessee about its vacant baseball coaching job. Cochell has decided against traveling to Knoxville to look at Tennessee's facilities and further discuss the job, he said. "I'm extremely happy (at Fullerton) with the support the administration and staff have given me," Cochell said in a prepared statement. "The tradition is here and the new stadium is coming.
July 3, 1990 |
Larry Cochell, baseball coach at Cal State Fullerton, will be named head coach at the University of Oklahoma today, The Times has learned. Cochell's selection was to be announced at a news conference today in Norman. Reports of Cochell's selection were published today in the Norman Transcript and the Tulsa Tribune. Cochell, 49, was head coach at Oral Roberts University for 10 years, where he developed the team into a national power.
October 24, 1989 |
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
August 9, 1990 |
Three former Orange County high school baseball players and one from Diamond Bar have made oral commitments to attend the University of Oklahoma and play for Larry Cochell, the former Cal State Fullerton coach.