Baseball Coaches | Southwestern Illinois College


Coach Aldrich was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985, out of Eastern Illinois University.  He played college baseball at Olney Central College as a walk-on, earning a scholarship, then moved onto EIU in 1983.  Aldrich was a 1st Team All-Conference player at OCC, and was also 1st Team All-Conference at EIU, leading the team in several categories and winning the triple crown in 1985.  Aldrich played in the Braves organization as a centerfielder until rotator cuff injuries forced retirement. Aldrich then was a scout in the Atlanta Braves organization and later scouted in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.  He also was an assistant coach at Olney Central College, and a head baseball coach, head basketball coach and cross country coach at both North Clay High School and Fairfield Community High School in previous years. Coach Aldrich recently retired from being a school district superintendent for the past 14 years after finishing a 30-year career in the educational field.  Aldrich became the head coach at SWIC in 2018-19.

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Recruiting Coordinator

Nick Herrin

Coach Herrin is currently in his 4th season coaching college baseball. He spent 3 seasons at Harris-Stowe State University, where he served as hitting coach and head of player development. Herrin has been coaching since 2012 and is the president of the Adidas Athletics, St. Louis’ largest club baseball program. He graduated from Maryville University in 2015 with a BA in Strategic Communication.  314-853-5853.