Coach Harrigan led the Cobras to 18 wins in his second season at Coker. The Cobras started the season 9-1, and ended the year by winning their final three series against South Atlantic Conference opponents, including a series win over Lincoln Memorial, the eventual South Atlantic Conference tournament champion. The Cobras pitching staff led the South Atlantic Conference in fewest home runs allowed by giving up just 35 home runs over the entire season.
Harrigan led Coker to 22 wins in his first season as skipper, and took the Cobras to the South Atlantic Conference tournament. He coached two All-Conference selections in Griffin Hollifield (2nd team, relief pitcher) and Forrest Arnold (honorable mention, starting pitcher).
Luke Harrigan was named the head baseball coach for the Cobras in May 2016.
Harrigan comes to Coker after five years as the head coach at Alderson-Broaddus University, where he has led the Battlers to five consecutive winning seasons with an overall record of 144-103, including a school-record 33 wins in 2015. Under Harrigan’s leadership, the Battlers have advanced to the conference tournament all five years and several players have earned conference, regional and national recognition. In 2016, Harrigan led the Battlers to a historic season with a record of 31-21. They won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) title for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional. Nine players were named to the All-G-MAC teams and three received Conference Commissions Association All-Region honors.
Prior to his taking the helm at Alderson-Broaddus, Harrigan served as assistant coach at Adrian College from 2006-08 and again in 2010. During his time at Adrian he served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, helping lead the program reached new heights by winning the 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional and making a trip to the NCAA Division III College World Series. The Bulldogs finished the 2008 season ranked No. 4 nationally.
After the 2008 season, he served as an assistant at Division I Bowling Green State University before signing a contract to play professionally as a player/manager in the German Professional League.
In 2010, Harrigan returned stateside, heading back to Adrian where he helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011.
Harrigan also coached at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., in 2006 before returning to his alma mater.
As a player, Harrigan led Adrian to its first outright conference title in his senior season. He was a two-time First Team All-Conference catcher and team MVP in his senior season. Upon graduation, Harrigan played summer ball for the Springfield Giants and won the Semi-Pro NABF Major Division World Series in Louisville, Ky.
Originally from Urbana, Ohio, Harrigan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Adrian College.