The Herd Rises Baseball Campaign is to provide our baseball team with a first class stadium.

The Herd is Home 2024

Marshall Baseball’s new state-of-the-art, on-campus baseball facility is coming soon.

“This is why this university and community are so special.

We don’t back down, we don’t quit. We partner, we collaborate, we include, we find a way, we believe…and here WE ARE…with a new location, timeline, budget, and plan.

Many have questioned, many have demanded and now we need many to give…I am just so grateful to this community because I know they will…”

Christian Spears
Marshall University Athletic Director

“This is why this university and community are so special.

We don’t back down, we don’t quit. We partner, we collaborate, we include, we find a way, we believe…and here WE ARE…with a new location, timeline, budget, and plan.

Many have questioned, many have demanded and now we need many to give…I am just so grateful to this community because I know they will…”

Christian Spears
Marshall University Athletic Director

Marshall Baseball Player Holding a Jack Cook Drive Sign

Double your impact when you give now.

An anonymous donor has generously committed to match any donations, up to $50,000. So, your gift will go even farther to help this dream for a new baseball stadium on-campus become a reality.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

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Stadium will be at a new location near 2nd Avenue behind our current softball field.

The Herd Rises Baseball Campaign is to provide our baseball team with a first class stadium.

Stadium will be at a new location near 2nd Avenue behind our current softball field

A new location and design do not change the inspiration and vision of the stadium.

Who is Jack Cook?

Jack Cook was a former Marshall University Baseball player and legendary head coach. Cook guided the Thundering Herd to a 422-344-3 record, took the team to its first NCAA Tournament in 1973, and won the Southern Conference championship in 1978.

Cook helped 24 players receive all-conference honors and had 14 players go on to play professional baseball. 11 of his players, including his son Chip, are in the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame.

Jack Cook was inducted into the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. His number 1 is the only retired Marshall baseball jersey. Cook passed away in early 2022.

Jack Cook was a former Marshall University Baseball player and legendary head coach