In McLaughlin's first season, Coker won 22 games and clinched a berth in the South Atlantic Conference tournament. The offense hit to a .271 batting average under McLaughlin's tutelage.
Bob McLaughlin joined the Coker baseball staff in August of 2016.
McLaughlin comes to Coker after a two-year stint at Division III Adrian College. McLaughlin graduated from Alderson Broaddus in the spring of 2013 with his bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He played at Hudson Valley Community College in New York for one season before transferring to A-B for his final three years under Luke Harrigan.
As a Battler, he played in every game from 2011-2013, starting all but two. McLaughlin was a staple in the middle of the order, hitting .344 and accumulating double-digit doubles all three years. Upon graduation, McLaughlin played with the Taos Blizzards in the Pecos League in the summer of 2013.