Burroughs elected to Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame
Winning more than 1,000 baseball games and capturing two JUCO World Series titles, Cowley College head baseball coach Dave Burroughs was elected to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2014.
The annual induction banquet was held Saturday, January 25 at Hillside Christian Church in Wichita. Wichita State University head baseball coach Todd Butler was the featured speaker.
Burroughs was joined in the Class of 2014 by former Wichita State University great P.J. Forbes, the 1954-55 Boeing Bombers, along with the late George Dockins, the late Marvin Truby, and the late Jerry Webster. In addition, 2013 electee Pat Meares was inducted.
Burroughs, who was elected to the Cowley College Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, was humbled to be elected to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame.
“It’s overwhelming and kind of mind boggling for me,” Burroughs said. “It’s not about me; there are a lot of players and coaches at this school that have been a part of this.”
Burroughs has won 1,066 games in 27 seasons as the head baseball coach of the Tigers. He has led
Cowley to 15 Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division titles in the past 20 seasons, and seven trips to the
JUCO World Series in the past 19 seasons. He has been named the Jayhawk East Coach of the Year five of the last eight seasons and was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1998.
The Ketchum, Okla. Native has helped Cowley win at least 34 games in each of the last 22 seasons. He also guided Cowley to Burroughs elected to Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame back-to-back JUCO World Series titles in 1997 and 1998.
And yet another amazing statistic: Since 1992, Burroughs has led the Tigers to the Eastern Sub-Regional
championship Saturday every year but one. All totaled, Burroughs has led Cowley to 16 conference titles
and seven region championships.
He has amassed an overall record of 1,066 wins and 457 losses as coach of the Tigers.
He has had over 200 players taken in the Major League Baseball draft and has coached 20 players
that have received All-American honors and numerous players that have been named All-Conference,
All-Region, and Academic All-American.
“The game of baseball is a labor of love and something I enjoy doing,” Burroughs said. “I have
been fortunate to work with a lot of good people.”