Jason Coats' career at TCU is now over after doctors found a slight tear in the ACL of the knee he injured in the regular season finale against San Diego State. As his playing days in Fort Worth come to a close, he holds the school record for both at-bats and doubles and ranks in the Top 5 in games played, base hits, total bases, triples, runs and runs batted in. No doubt about it, we'll miss seeing #38 out there in left field.
So as the rest of his Horned Frog teammates prepare to take down Ole Miss and the rest of the College Station Regional, Coats is left to ponder his next step. Hopefully, he'll be able to rehab his knee and fulfill the massive potential he has in the world of professional baseball. Either way, he seems like a kid that will be successful in whatever is next for him.
Perhaps a look back at Coat's most memorable clutch hit- to win the 2009 Fort Worth Regional in his freshman year- will bring good luck to the rest of the young Horned Frog line up in College Station this weekend: