WHEATLAND – Mick Cochran began coaching baseball in Wheatland in 1992, coaching the Wheatland Babe Ruth team, and now his time coaching the Lobo American Legion team is coming to a close at the conclusion of this weekend’s state tournament in Cheyenne.
Cochran was honored prior to the start of Saturday morning’s 10-0 victory over the Riverton Raiders for his years of coaching baseball in Wheatland.
His stint at the Babe Ruth ranks was short, coaching the team through 1995.
He moved on to coach the Laramie Legion team in 1998 for one season before moving to Mandan, North Dakota in 1999.
Cochran returned to Wheatland in 2004, taking over the Wheatland Lobos, where he’s been ever since.
Coming into the weekend’s East District Tournament in Wheatland, Cochran has a 481-370 career record.
He has coached more than 250 players over the year, to go along with four state championships and four Coach of the Year awards.
Under Cochran, the Lobos have also made five Northwest Regional Tournament appearances, with a fourth-place finish at the 2007 tournament in Anchorage, Alaska.
Cochran also played for the Lobos from 1987-90.