Marianna, FL -- November 15, 2011 --
Chipola College pitcher Robby Coles of Crawfordville, Florida, will be a Seminole next year.
The right-hander signed a scholarship with Florida State at a press conference at Chipola on Nov. 9. “It’s a dream come true for me to play at Florida State,” Coles said. “Coach Martin and the Seminoles have a great tradition and I look forward to becoming a part of the program.”
Of his time at Chipola, Coles said, “I love playing for coach (Jeff) Johnson. He has helped me improve a lot.”
Chipola Coach Jeff Johnson said, “Robby is a great kid who has worked hard for us. We’re looking for more good things from him this season.”
At 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, Coles amassed a 9-3 record at Chipola last season and helped lead the team to a state title.
After sharing the Panhandle Conference title with Northwest Florida State, Coles pitched a gem to give the Indians a 6-5 win over the Raiders in the championship game of the FSCAA State Tournament. Coles pitched 7 innings, giving up only one run with four strikeouts. It was his second win in the tournament. For his work, Coles won the Robert Purkey, Jr., Memorial Award as the Outstanding Pitcher in the state tournament. Coles also was named to the Panhandle All Conference Second Team.
Coles helped lead the Indians to a fifth place finish in the NJCAA National Baseball Tournament. Chipola finished the 2011 season with a record of 40-22.
Coles played his high school ball at Wakulla High where he led the 2010 War Eagles to the Elite 8 of the Regionals for the first time in 42 years.