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Raymond "Skip" Coley
2003-04 Hall of Fame
SPORT(S)
Baseball (1966-1970)
Raymond

"A standout baseball player, "Skip" Coley was one of the best players in the Indiana Collegiate Conference from 1966 through 1970. A three-time All-ICC selection (1968, 1969, 1970), Coley compiled a .330 career batting average. In 1969, Coley batted an outstanding .388 and earned Fourth Team NCAA All-America honors.

His stardom at Valpo conincided with three ICC championships under coach Emory Bauer. In 1969, Coley was selected as the ICC Most Valuable Player as the Cruasders finished 18-4, including 7-1 in the league. The year before, he earned NCAA District All-America honors as Valpo went through the ICC season undefeated (12-0) and finished 17-5 overall.

Coley was a team captain as a senior in 1970 when the Cruasders had a league-best 7-1 mark. A slick-fielding catcher, Coley holds Valpo's single season record (1969) for fielding percentage with a perfect 1.000 mark.

An accomplished student-athlete, Coley was named Valpo's Top Student-Athlete and was the recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 1970. In his professional career, Coley has worked as a business development manager for 32 years. He graduated from Valpo in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1971.

2003-04 Hall of Fame
Millard "Andy" AndersonFootball, Basketball, & Baseball (1920-1924)
Nick BrowderFootball (1993-1996)
Raymond "Skip" ColeyBaseball (1966-1970)
Robert HadrickBaseball (1993-1997)
William HarbeckCross Country, Track & Field, & Wrestling (1961-1966)
Collette LissCross Country & Track Field (1997-1999)
Laurie PajakowskiSoftball & Volleyball (1985-1989)
David RedmonBasketball (1992-1995)
Cheri (Hughes) SuttonVolleyball (1994-1996)
"The World's Tallest Team" Men's Basketball (1944-45)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler