Fowler coaches team to Texas 4A Championship

Zach Fowler and family

On June 6, 2024, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal member Coach Zach Fowler and the Liberty-Eylau Leopard high school baseball team won the Texas 4A State Baseball championship in Austin, Texas, beating Calallen 3-1. Class 4A in the state of Texas has approximately 190 teams.

Zach has been coaching for 10 years after graduating from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Baltimore Orioles Organization drafted Zach. After Zach’s career ended with the Orioles, he returned to his hometown of Texarkana, Texas. He began coaching high school baseball at his alma mater, Liberty-Eylau, building his program and devoting countless hours to the baseball program and player development. Zach and his dad Rick, who retired from coaching in 2007, came out of retirement to assist Zach after coaching Zach and his teammates to a 2006 Texas state baseball championship at Liberty Eylau High School, in which Zach was chosen MVP of the 2006 state championship game. Fowler was also recently named Texas High School Coaches Association’s Region 3 4A Coach of the Year.

Zach is the Son of Judy (Wall) and Rick Fowler. He is the grandson of the late Billie Wall and Brock Wall, great-grandson of Edwin Alexander Lillie Wall and great-great-grandson of original Choctaw enrollees Tandy and Phobe (Bohannon) Wall. His paternal grandparents are the late E. Fowler and Marie Fowler. Zach and his wife, April, have two children, Brooks and Blaire Fowler.

Congratulations to Zach, his coaches, players, families, and the community of Liberty Eylau on this huge accomplishment.