A former member of the Tulane coaching staff as well as a four-year letterman for the Green Wave baseball team is Billy Mohl.
As a coach, Mohl was responsible for working with the outfielders, assisting with the pitchers and hitters, and coaching first base while also serving as the camp director for the Rick Jones Tulane Baseball Camp program. Mohl served as the team's student assistant during the 2007 season before claiming the assistant coach position in August of 2008.
As the student-assistant in 2007, Mohl assisted in all facets of practice plans, game-day management and travel coordination, in addition to working with the pitching staff. Under his tutelage, pitchers Shooter Hunt, Sean Morgan and Preston Claiborne earned All C-USA first-team, second-team and All-Freshman Team honors, respectively. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, Hunt went on to be a first-round draft selection of the Minnesota Twins, while fellow pitcher Nick Pepitone earned a spot on the All-Freshmen Team.
A starter for most of his four seasons in a Green Wave uniform, Mohl set the Tulane single-season and career record for fewest walks-per-nine-inning average with marks of 1.27 (in 2003) and 1.67, respectively. He is the only Green Wave hurler to hold four of the Top 10 spots on the single-season walks-per-game list, and completed his career ranked tied for fourth in school history in games started (44), fifth in winning percentage (.781), sixth in innings pitched (308.0), eighth in appearances (71) and tied for eighth in wins (25).
A steady pitcher throughout his career, Mohl saves his best year for his senior season when he posted career bests in nearly every statistical category. A second-team All-Louisiana selection, he paced the team in wins (9-0) while ranking second in ERA (4.03) and innings pitched (105.0), and third in opponent batting average (.275) and strikeouts (67). With a 9-0 record, Mohl became just the second regular starter in school history to go undefeated to tie Jason Navarro's (11-0 in 1996) single-season winning percentage.
Mohl earned C-USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2003 for his accomplishments as a rookie, and claimed conference and national Pitcher of the Week honors in 2005 after tossing 6.0 innings in a 3-0 no-hit victory over Nicholls State. As a senior, he was named to the Houston College Classic All-Tournament squad after not allowing an earned run while fanning five in a 7.0 inning start in a 4-2 win over Texas.
Mohl came to Tulane following a stellar prep career at Dulles High where he earned all-District 20-5A honors all four years. He tallied a 27-13 record as a prepster and helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs twice. As a senior, he earned all-state and All-Greater Houston All-Star honors after going 10-2 with a 1.42 ERA, 109 strikeouts and 16 walks.
A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Mohl completed his bachelor's degree in English in May 2007. He is married to the former Sarah Lockwood of Madison, Conn., and the couple resides in New Orleans.
Career Notes: Completed Tulane career ranked tied for fourth in school history in games started (44), fifth in winning percentage (.781), sixth in innings pitched (308.0), eighth in appearances (71) and tied for eighth in wins (25)...as a senior in 2006, became just the second regular starter in school history to go undefeated to tie Jason Navarro's (11-0 in 1996) single-season winning percentage record.
2006: Appeared in 18 games as a senior, including 16 starts...one of two regular starters in C-USA to sport a perfect record (9-0)...earned second-team All-Louisiana honors after leading team in wins while ranking second in ERA (4.03) and innings pitched (105.0), and third in opponent batting average (.275) and strikeouts (67)...ranks third in C-USA in wins, fourth in innings pitched, tied for fourth in starts and tied for 12th in strikeouts...finished second on the club with a 3.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has a 5.74 strikeout-per-nine average...went at least 7.0 innings in seven of his 15 starts...posted five or more strikeouts six times, including a season-best seven against Southern Miss (5/14)...went 9.0 innings in Tulane's 2-1, 10-inning victory over Marshall (5/7)...did not walked more than three batters in any game in 2006, including six zero-walk outings...earned Houston College Classic All-Tournament, C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week and College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll recognition after striking out five in 7.0 innings against defending national champion Texas.
2005: Appeared in 20 games as a junior, including a pair of starts...finished tied for third on the team in appearances (20), sixth in wins (four) and fifth in strikeouts (45)...in 18 appearances and 34.0 innings of relief, had a 3.18 ERA, 25 strikeouts and a .252 opponent batting average...had an 8.20 strikeout-per-nine average and a 4.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio...as a reliever, had six multiple strikeout games, including five in 3.0 innings vs. Arizona State (2/18) and again in 2.1 frames at USF (4/30)...held opponents without a hit four times and without an earned run on 11 occasions...named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after tossing 6.0 innings in a 3-0, no-hit win over Nicholls State (4/26) and picking up the win in 2.1 innings of scoreless relief at USF (4/30)...also named Louisville Slugger National Co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance vs. Nicholls State...posted a season-best seven strikeouts in a 6.0-inning start vs. Texas Southern (3/16) and picked up a save vs. Arizona State (2/18).
2004: Appeared in 15 games as a sophomore, including 13 starts...finished second on the team in ERA (3.70), third in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.44), fourth in wins (6) and innings pitched (80.1) and fifth in strikeouts-per-nine (6.16)...ranked sixth in Conference USA in ERA...posted five or more strikeouts on five occasions, including a career-high tying nine in 6.0 innings of work against UMBC (2/20)...tossed a complete game at East Carolina (3/19)...posted wins against Texas-Arlington (2/15), UMBC (2/20), Utah (2/27), Arizona State (3/19), Cincinnati (4/2) and Louisiana-Lafayette (4/21)...off the diamond, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's List.
2003: Appeared in 18 games as a true freshman, including 13 starts... earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors after leading the team in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.55), tying for the team lead in complete games (2), ranking second in strikeout-per-nine average (7.07) and saves (2), third in ERA (4.52), innings pitched (77.2) and fourth in wins (6) and strikeouts (61)...named to C-USA All-Tournament squad after tossing his first nine-inning complete game in a 5-3 win over Louisville (5/24)...five of his wins came as a starter, including a complete-game victory in a 10-run-rule shortened, 7.0 inning contest in the regular-season finale against East Carolina (5/17)...came out of the pen to win vs. UAB (4/18) while picking up saves against Memphis (3/21) and Houston (4/13)...gave up just five earned runs in five relief appearances totaling 11.0 innings of work...tallied five or more Ks five times, including eight vs. George Mason (2/15) and a career-best nine against St. Joseph's (2/8)...away from the field, earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Summer Ball: Played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in 2003...selected to play in the Cape All-Star Game after leading the team with a 1.62 ERA...started all six games he pitched in, striking out 35 and walking just four in 39.0 innings...pitched a perfect fourth inning for the Western Division in the CCL All-Star Game and was named the No. 23 prospect in the Cape by Baseball America.
High School: Four-year letterman at Dulles High where he saw action as a pitcher and first baseman for coach Clinton Welch...earned all-District 20-5A honors all four years, including first-team recognition as a freshman and senior...tallied a 27-13 record during his prep career and helped lead the Vikings to the playoffs twice...as a senior, earned all-state and All-Greater Houston All-Star honors after going 10-2 with a 1.42 ERA, 109 strikeouts and 16 walks...as a junior, posted a 2.81 ERA...named district Freshman of the Year as a rookie...off the diamond, was named a Texas Scholar.
Personal: Born William Thomas Mohl on June 1, 1984 in Wheatridge, Colo...son of Bill and Marilyn Mohl...has one brother, Danny...majored in English.