Alex Sogard
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: North Carolina State
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 1st Year
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Alex Sogard Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/09/2016

Alex Sogard joined the Raider staff in August of 2016 as assistant baseball coach/pitching coach.

In 2017, the Raiders posted a 38-21 overall record and 21-9 in the Horizon League.  Ryan Weiss and Matt Morrow were named First Team All-Horizon League, while Danny Sexton, Derek Hendrixson and Seth Gray made the Second Team. Gray and Weiss made the All-Freshman Team, and Weiss was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year.

Matt Morrow, Gabe Snyder, and Kevin Whatley were named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.  Zach Weatherford broke the school's 30-year-old steals mark by swiping 36.  The team also broke the overall mark from the same year.

2017 marked the first time the Raiders were ranked in a national poll when the Baseball America Weekly Poll tabbed them at #25 after they took two out of three games at #10 Clemson. They also received votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll.

Sogard, who was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2010, has also played minor league baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles organizations as recently as this season.  He also works as the pitching instructor for several elite camps, including the Pro 5 Academy.

He started as a freshman at Oregon State where OSU won the 2006 and 2007 national titles before moving to North Carolina State for his final two collegiate seasons where they won the regional championship in 2008.  Sogard was drafted the Diamondbacks in 2008 but chose to stay in school, ultimately being drafted by the Astros in 2010. 

His career also includes playing in the World Baseball Classic for Team Czech Republic in 2012 in Germany and 2016 in Mexico.  With the Astros, he advanced to Triple A in 2013 and played in the Arizona Fall League in 2012 and 2013.  His brother, Eric, is a member of the Oakland A's.

Sogard is a 2010 graduate of North Carolina State with a B.S. degree in science technology in science.