The Gene and Eddie Etter Baseball Complex and Wyatt McMahan ‘69 Field was dedicated on April 30, 2016. The baseball field had been named in memory of Wyatt McMahan '69 in 1988.
Coach Gene Etter retired after the 2015 season, ending 41 years as the head varsity baseball coach in which he won 864 games. Red Raider teams led by Etter made 18 state tournament appearances, winning state championships in 2003 and 2006. Well over 100 Etter-coached players have gone on to play college baseball and several have landed in the professional ranks.
By Coach Etter’s side for every game was his wife, Eddie, who has served as administrative assistant in the Baylor athletic department for over 25 years. Gene calls their marriage, which took place at home plate before a Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs game, the most significant highlight of his professional baseball career. With an impressive understanding of the nuances of baseball, Eddie has been a great asset and constant encouragement to Baylor baseball teams.
The lighted baseball complex, with further renovations done in 2017, is situated alongside the Tennessee River and provides an inspiring setting for high school baseball on spring afternoons and evenings.