Apache Baseball Coaches
Todd Inglehart is in his 21st season as head baseball coach at Cochise College. Since 2004 the Apaches have averaged nearly 40 wins per year and reached the postseason 14 times and seven straight since 2012. He became the All-Time wins leader in Cochise history in 2006 and achieved his 700th win this past season.
Last year the Apaches won the ACCAC Championship for the third time within the previous five years and the fourth during his tenure. The 2019 Apaches were ranked as high as second in the country and were ranked in the top 10 for eight consecutive weeks. During the 2017 campaign, the Apaches ranked sixth in the country which marked the fifth straight year Cochise has been ranked in the top 15. Four of those five the Apaches placed in the top 10. Over the last 13 years, Cochise ranked in the top 15 for 10 of those years. In 2016 Cochise appeared in the Region 1 Championship series. It was the fourth consecutive appearance in the Region Championship. The 2015 season saw the Apaches win the ACCAC championship. In 2014 the Apaches became the first school ever to win back to back Western District titles. The 2013 season was the most successful in school history finishing a school-record 52-19, a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA College World Series and ranked #2 in the nation by Perfect Game and #4 by NJCAA.
In 2013 the Apaches were Region 1 Champions and Western District Champions. In the 2010 season, the Apaches advanced to the postseason for the sixth time in seven years — the only program to do so in that time. In 2007 Inglehart led the Apaches to the ACCAC Championship and their third Regional Championship appearance in four years. The Apaches finished the season 43-18 ranked seventh in the country reaching as high as 2nd. In 2005, Cochise won, then a school-record 45 games and a Region 1 Championship appearance and finished #16 in the nation. In 2004 the Apaches won 39 games and went to their first Regional Championship in 12 years.
During Inglehart’s tenure at Cochise, the Apaches had six NJCAA All-Americans. Over 200 student-athletes have moved on to 4-year schools with over 100 of those reaching the Division 1 level.
Inglehart received the ACCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2004, 2007, 2013, 2017 and 2019. Western District Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014 as well as the ABCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Coach Inglehart was inducted into the Arizona Community College Hall of Fame in 2019.
Inglehart came to Cochise College from Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ, where he spent three years as the assistant. In those three years, Yavapai went 116-52, won two conference championships, produced three All-Americans, and finished each of the last two regular seasons ranked in the top 10 nationally.
Before his tenure at Yavapai, Inglehart served as the assistant baseball coach at University of Wyoming from 1992 to 1996. At Wyoming, he was the recruiting coordinator, hitting and infield coach. During his tenure, the Cowboys were one of the more prolific hitting teams in the country, finishing in the top 10 in batting average in 1992 and 1994. They led the nation in hitting (.363) during 1996.
Inglehart is a native of Mission Viejo, CA, where he attended El Toro High School. From there he moved on to Saddleback College while playing in the Orange Empire Conference. After receiving his associate of arts degree, Inglehart transferred to the University of Wyoming, where he competed in the Western Athletic Conference. Upon graduating from UW in 1990, he earned his master’s degree in exercise science in 1992.
Todd and his wife Laurie have two children, Tyler and Makenna.
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Austin Nelson enters his third season as an Assistant Coach with Cochise College. Nelson returns to the Apaches after graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Urban Affairs. He played for Coach Inglehart at Cochise College in 2013 and 2014 where he helped lead his team to consecutive NJCAA World Series appearances. In the 2014 season Nelson was recognized as a Second Team All-Region INF. Nelson graduated from Cochise College with an associate of general studies degree in 2014. In the two years Nelson has been on the coaching staff at Cochise they have made playoffs both years and were the ACCAC conference champions last year in 2019. Nelson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where he attended Centennial High School.