Bobby SegalHitting Coach
Bobby Segal, a former catcher at Indiana University, is in his second season as hitting coach for the Otters and third year overall in professional baseball. In his first season in Evansville, Segal guided the Otters to solid offensive numbers with a team batting average of .270. The Otters scored 483 runs and finished with 73 home runs and 422 RBIs as a team in the regular season. As a collegiate hitting coach over nine seasons, Segal has helped his teams to a 338-159 (.680) overall record and 142-60 (.703) league mark. While making stops at Union College (2008-09), Butler University (2010), Iowa Western College (2011), Tarleton State University (2012) and Wabash Valley College (2013-16), his teams have earned six national rankings and made five appearances in national postseason tournaments. In five summers as a manager and coach, Segals teams compiled a 215-125 (.632) overall record. His clubs recorded three first-place finishes and two second-place efforts. Segal managed in three All-Star games and helped his teams to four playoff appearances. His 2015 collegiate team, Terre Haute Rex, captured a Prospect League championship. His 2013 professional club, the Gary RailCats, won an American Association title. Segal was named 2015 Prospect League Manager of the Year after the Rex went 47-17 overall and captured the organizations first league championship. After beginning the season with a 14-1 record, the nations eighth-ranked team set a league record for regular-season wins (43). While Segal served as the third base and hitting coach in Gary, the 2013 RailCats registered a 64-43 record on their way to a league title. Segal, a native of Indianapolis, has developed and guided 70 junior college student-athletes who have moved on to play at four-year institutions and 40 other players who have signed professional baseball contracts. A three-year letterwinner and Academic All-Big Ten selection at Indiana, Segal earned a bachelors degree in sport management from IU in May 2006 and masters degree in health and physical education from Union in May 2009. He and his wife, the former Rachel Harvey, live with their son, Asher, in Oakland City, Ind.