Taylor Dugas

Former Alabama standout Taylor Dugas enters his first season as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UTA baseball.

Dugas will serve as the hitting coach for the Mavericks.

In Dugas' first year with the Mavericks in 2021, UTA saw multiple players put in career numbers. Andrew Miller and Dylan Paul both earned their first All-Sun Belt Selections as the two were named Second Team Utility and First Base, respectively. Miller and Paul, along with Connor Aube, Josh Minjarez, and Boone Montgomery all reached career-highs in home runs. Miller became the fourth Maverick to hit three home runs in a game, cranking three home runs against Kansas while knocking in six RBI. The season also featured an eight RBI game from Josh Minjarez - tying the single-game program record. The Mavericks finished with the sixth most home runs in a single season, producing 47 home runs

Dugas came to UTA from Northwestern State, spending four seasons with the Demons. Dugas’ imprint on the Demons was evident, as NSU produced an All-Southland Conference selection in each of his three seasons as hitting coach. In 2018, Dugas coached the Southland Conference Player of the Year and Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American David Fry.

The Demons had one of their best offensive seasons in nearly a decade during Dugas’ second season in Natchitoches. The NSU batters hit 50 home runs, while leading the Southland Conference with 172 extra-base hits.

Dugas was a four-year letterman at Alabama, where he set schools records for hits (334), singles (235), doubles (67) and triples (18). He was drafted in the eighth-round by the Chicago Cubs (2011) and New York Yankees (2012). Dugas reached the majors while playing in the Yankees organization in 2015.

In Dugas’ four-year career, he averaged .283 at the plate, had an on-base percentage of .400 while knocking in 108 RBI.