Coyote Baseball Facilities
Dedicated in the spring of 2003, Roger Williams Ballpark is already known as one of the finest junior college baseball facilities in the nation. Designed by the architecture firm of Hahnfeld, Hoffer and Stanford; and constructed by Joe R. Jones Construction of Weatherford; the facility boasts top-notch amenities for players and fans alike.
The playing surface features crushed granite around the infield, a "Red Dog" cinder warning track, and Bermuda hybrid "Sea Isle" grass, the same surface used at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Minute Maid Park in Houston. The field is overseeded with a high-quality rye grass during the winter months to give the surface a year-round green appearance.
Native stone buildings greet fans as they walk past a beautiful granite donor wall honoring those that helped make the facility possible. The Lightfoot Mechanical Ticket Office and Weatherford National Bank Concession Center are located in this area, along with the granite Coyote Wall of Honor commemorating players of the past, and an impressive display of bronzed dignitary letters, including a letter written by President George W. Bush.
The entire bleacher area is covered, with room for over 800 fans. A section of chairback seats is located directly behind home plate, while the entire ballpark seating features comfortable back rests. In the future, the R.J. "Dobber" Morris Memorial Picnic Area along the third base line will provide a place for barbeques and other pre-game activities.
The Power Service Diesel Additives Home Dugout and TexasBank Visitors Dugout are Astroturf, measuring 80 feet each. Two enclosed bullpens, including the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Bullpen down the first base line; a 36-foot, 10-inning scoreboard; and a tree-lined outfield fence complete with a 15-foot "batter's eye" extension round out a great playing surface.
WC baseball players enjoy an expansive clubhouse, featuring coaches' offices, a conference/video room, a training room, and the Coyotes' locker room, complete with 30 individual lockers, a 51-inch big-screen TV, and a ping-pong table. Covered hitting/pitching tunnels adjacent to the clubhouse include three separate Astroturf areas for hitting, two 12-by-55-foot netted cages and a soft toss/tee work area.
Coyote Village Student Housing
WC's student-athletes also enjoy living in a brand-new apartment-style student housing complex, second to none in the region. Coyote Village, which opened in the fall of 2003, offers the best of both worlds with the comfort and amenities of an apartment style community, and the convenience of on-campus living. Fully-furnished apartments with private bedrooms, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, and a computer learning center are just a few of the amenities this facility offers.
Players also have access to a newly-renovated weight room in the nearby Betty Jo Crumm Graber Athletic Center, featuring free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment. Meals are served in the Doss Student Center, and the Library, Success Connection tutoring center and other campus facilities are just a short walk away.