Travis Turgeon was named head baseball coach at Washington College in June 2012. He had previously served as the team’s associate head coach during the 2011-12 academic year and as an assistant coach in 2010-11.

In his first season as head coach, Turgeon’s team upset nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins.

Taking on a host of on-field and other duties during the 2012 campaign, Turgeon helped guide the Shoremen to a school-record 28 win (seven more than their previous high-water mark of 21), their first-ever Centennial Conference Championship Game appearance, and their first-ever votes in a national top 25 poll. The Shoremen led the Centennial Conference in stolen bases, sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies, fewest hits allowed per nine innings, and fielding percentage during the 2012 season. They finished fifth in all of Division III in stolen bases per game.