McNeese head baseball coach Justin Hill was named the Southland Conference Coach Of The Year yesterday by his piers. This season, Hill has led the McNeese Cowboys to a 36-18 record this year and they finished the regular season at 22-8 in Southland Conference (SLC) play.

In just his 4th season as coach, Hill won the Southland Conference title for the pokes for the first time in 11 years and also led the Cowboys to the #1 seed in the SLC tournament which begins today.

McNeese will start the conference tournament today in Sugarland, Texas and will face the #8 seed Lamar Cardinals in the first round.  McNeese took 2 of 3 games this past weekend against the Cardinals here in Lake Charles to secure the Southland Conference regular season title.

The pokes and Cardinals will face at 4:00 p.m. today and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com and also live on the radio on 1310 AM.