EPCC Tejanos 2020 team photo | Photo courtesy EPCC
With a new field and a new head coach, the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Tejanos enter 2020 with renewed optimism, ahead of the first game of their 25th season.
“El Paso has a very rich tradition of baseball and I plan to continue that tradition at EPCC. My vision is to bring a tremendous amount of success not only on the field, but off the field as well,” head coach Julien Soucy said. “We will be the best students, active members in the community, and compete at a national level on the field.”
In the off-season, EPCC hired veteran coach Soucy to head the men’s baseball program.
Soucy served as the Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida for the past three years. During his time there, they had a record of 160 wins and 28 losses.
In his second year, they went on to win the NAIA World Series and finished ranked #1 in the country. In addition to Soucy, the Tejanos hired Assistant Coach Omar Quintanilla.
Quintanilla began his playing career with the Socorro Bulldogs and then went onto a successful 10-year major and minor league baseball career.
This year’s season begins on the road against Eastern Arizona College on January 24. The Tejanos’ first home stand will be versus Scottsdale Community College January 31 and February 1.
The team plays their home games at the EPCC Valle Verde campus, located at 919 Hunter.
The Tejanos are members of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).