Former Cougar letterwinner, Travis Tully, joins the Cougar staff as a volunteer assistant coach. In his position, Tully will assist with the position players, concentrating on the outfielders. He will also work with the team to improve base running.
Tully joins the Cougars after spending the last year playing with the Coastal Bend Aviators. There he led the team with a .327 batting average, playing in 17 games with 18 hits and 4 RBIs.
In 2005, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks where he hit .281 with the Missoula Osprey.
He played three years of professional baseball in Missoula, Mont.; Yakima, Wash.; Reno, Nev.; and Corpus Christi, Texas.
In 2005, as a member of the Cougar baseball team, Tully received Conference USA First Team honors. In 2005 and 2004, he helped the team to a third place finish at the C-USA Tournament. In addition he hit .430 in C-USA in 2005, which is the third best conference batting average among Cougar baseball players.
In 2004, he was named to the Minute Maid Park College Classic All Tournament Team and was a Conference USA Second-Team selection.
During his freshman season, Tully was named to the 2003 Silver Glove All-Series team and was a 2003 Conference USA All-Freshman team selection. He also hit .350 as a freshman, while recording a .500 batting average against the eventual National Champion Rice Owls.
While playing for the Cougars he registered a 21 game hitting streak, that still ranks as the fourth longest in school history and also led the team with a .364 batting average in 2005.
In his career as a Cougar, Tully still ranks fourth in the Cougar record books in consecutive games played with 144, seventh in the bats with 658, fifth in hits 223, ninth in doubles with 37 and 10th in stolen bases with 40. He finished with a .349 career batting average.
Tully is currently working on finishing his degree in Consumer Science. He graduated from Spring High School and is single and living in Houston.