Members of the Edward Waters University baseball team pose with tournament officials Executive Director Michael Coker and Special Consultant Gavin King after winning the 2022 Black College World Series at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama this past May.

The 2022 Black College National Champion Edward Waters University baseball program received a $20,000 gift from Tyson Foods, title sponsor of the Black College World Series.

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein, made this donation to Edward Waters, while each of the other seven participants in the 2022 Black College World Series (Florida Memorial, Talladega, Rust, Albany State, Miles, Kentucky State, and Bluefield State) each received $10,000 donations to their baseball programs.

“We thank Tyson Foods for their generous donation to our baseball program,” remarked head baseball coach Reginald Johnson, II. “This donation means so much to our guys and will go a long way in continuing the success of our program both on and off the field.” “Additionally, we would also like to thank the Executive Director of Black College Championships and Edward Waters alum Michael Coker for being the founder of the Black College World Series, and his continued coverage and support of HBCU Baseball for Black College Nines.”

Edward Waters won their second BCWS title in program history back in May, when the Tigers defeated future SIAC opponent Kentucky State, 3-2 in the championship game.


Courtesy Edward Waters Sports Information