Todd Shelton racks up 400th career win
Todd Shelton, Panola College Head Baseball Coach, reached a career milestone Sunday when he achieved his 400th career win as a coach.
The 9-3 win came in game two of the Ponies’ doubleheader with Bossier Parish Community College.
Shelton is in his sixth year as head coach at Panola. The Ponies have reached the playoffs in three of his five seasons along with a CO- Conference Championship in 2009 while being ranked as high as 7th NJCAA top 25 National Polls.
Shelton is a 1986 graduate of Conroe High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State and later went on to earn a Masters Degree from Cumberland University.
Shelton attended and played baseball at McLennan Community College before going on to play for the legendary Coach Gary Ward at Oklahoma State University. As a catcher for the Cowboys, Shelton had the opportunity to play in two NCAA Regional Championships and the 1990 NCAA College World Series National Championship game. Following the 1990 College World Series, Shelton signed and played one season with the Cleveland Indians.
Shelton began his coaching career at Oklahoma State University as an assistant to Coach Ward. He then moved to be the first assistant at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) powerhouse, Cumberland University. In 1993 Cumberland advanced to the NAIA College World Series.
In August of 1994 Shelton returned to Oklahoma State University as an assistant, and once again the Cowboys returned to the NCAA College World Series in 1996. The next season Shelton was an assistant coach on the National Championship Team at Northeast Texas Community College.
In 1997 Shelton became the head baseball coach at Eastern Oklahoma State College where he led the team to its first NJCAA College World Series in 2001. Shelton stayed at Eastern Oklahoma until 2004.
In 2005-2007, Shelton was on the staff of Oral Roberts University. During that time his teams have participated in two NCAA Regionals and the 2006 NCAA Super Regional.
He came to Panola as head coach in 2007.