Darren Burroughs begins his fourth season as head coach of the Tigers after spending the previous 30 years as an assistant coach to his brother Dave Burroughs. Darren has helped coach the Tigers to 21 Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division titles in the past 27 seasons, and 11 trips to the NJCAA World Series in the past 25 seasons, including five of the past six (eligible) years. He was a part of 1,257 wins as assistant coach of the Tigers before leading Cowley to a 15-7 record in his first season as head coach prior to the season coming to an abrupt halt. He then guided the Tigers to conference and region titles as well as a fifth place finish at the JUCO World Series during the 2021 season. This past season, Burroughs led Cowley to conference and region titles, a 54-11 record and a national runner-up finish.
He graduated from Vinita High School in Vinita, Okla., in 1978. There he was an all-stater and played for the Oklahoma All-Star Team in what is now called the Sun Belt Classic.
Darren was a fifth-round draft choice out of high school and went on to play 10 years of professional baseball, including six years at the Triple A level. He participated in three major league spring trainings.
Darren and his wife Carolyn are the parents of two children: Brent and Brylee.