2017 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year announced

2017 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year announced

The 2017 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. The Regional and National Coaches of the Year will be honored at the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet on Jan. 5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of the 74th annual ABCA Convention.

NCAA Div. I: Kevin O'Sullivan, Florida
NCAA Div. II: Jad Prachniak, West Chester (PA)
NCAA Div. III: Marty Slimak, Cal Lutheran
NAIA: Jeremiah Robbins, Lewis-Clark State (ID)
NJCAA Div. I: Jeff Johnson, Chipola (FL)
NJCAA Div. II: Todd Post, Kankakee (IL)
NJCAA Div. III: Doug Wren, Tyler (TX)
Pacific Association Division: Randy Abshier, Grossmont (CA)
High School Div. I: Brian Ash, Jefferson City (MO)
High School Div. II: Joel Sage, Roosevelt (SD)
High School Div. III: Trent Mongero, North Hall (GA)

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, the association’s annual awards program has grown to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, II, III, Pacific Association Division and High School.

The ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet is set for Jan. 5, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

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See Also: ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans & Gold Glove Teams (all divisions)

 

NCAA Div. I - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Northeast John Stuper Yale CT
East Randy Mazey West Virginia WV
Atlantic Dick Cooke Davidson NC
South Kevin O'Sullivan Florida FL
South Central Todd Whitting Houston TX
Mideast Mike Dee Illinois-Chicago IL
Midwest Jim Schlossnagle Texas Christian TX
West Pat Casey Oregon State OR
 
NCAA Div. II - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Atlantic Jad Prachniak West Chester PA
Central Doug Bletcher Lindenwood MO
East T. Scott Muscat St. Thomas Aquinas NY
Midwest Josh Rabe Quincy IL
South Mike Kinnison Delta State MS
Southeast Tom Cantrell North Georgia GA
South Central Chris Hanks Colorado Mesa CO
West Eric Newman UC San Diego CA
 
NCAA Div. III - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
New England Matt Noone Babson MA
New York Scott Landers Oswego NY
Mid-Atlantic Bob Babb Johns Hopkins MD
Mideast Jeff Mountain Washington & Jefferson PA
Midwest Mike Stawski Concordia Chicago IL
South Matt McGuire Roanoke VA
Central Ed Mathey North Central IL
West Marty Slimak Cal Lutheran CA
 
NAIA - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Opening Rd. Matt Parker Oklahoma Wesleyan OK
Opening Rd. Mike Ross Science & Arts OK
Opening Rd. Bobby Halford William Carey MS
Opening Rd. Eddie Uschold Missouri Baptist MO
Opening Rd. Jeremy Kennedy Keiser FL
Opening Rd. Monte Brooks The Master's CA
Opening Rd. Erich Pfohl Hope International CA
Opening Rd. Patrick McCarthy Faulkner AL
Opening Rd. Denney Crabaugh Oklahoma City OK
Opening Rd. Jeremiah Robbins Lewis-Clark State ID
 
NJCAA Div. I - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Central Dave Burroughs Cowley KS
East Central Robert White Dyersburg State TN
Eastern Preston McDonald Florence-Darlington Tech SC
Gulf Jeff Johnson Chipola FL
Northern Rob Fournier Wabash Valley NC
South Central Travis Lallemand Crowder MO
Southeastern Mackey Sasser Wallace-Dothan AL
Southern Tom Arrington San Jacinto-North TX
Southwestern Mitch Thompson McLennan TX
Western Nick Garritano Southern Nevada NV
 
NJCAA Div. II - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
East Mike Aldrich UConn Avery Point CT
Midwest Dave Garcia Parkland IL
North Andrew Huard Lansing MI
North Central Todd Post Kankakee IL
North Plains Dion Parks Southeast NE
Northeast Kevin Kerins Mercer County NJ
Plains Zach Crabtree Murray State OK
South Sam Temple Hinds MS
Southeast Tommy Eason Pitt NC
Southwest Kevin Kimball Phoenix AZ
 
NJCAA Div. III - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
A Matt Clingersmith Niagara County NY
B Danny Smith Delta MI
C Doug Wren Tyler TX
D David Foster Prince George's MD
E Dwight Kotila Century MN
G Keith Gorman Cumberland County NJ
 
Pacific Association Division - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
No. California Damon Neidlinger Santa Rosa CA
So. California Randy Abshier Grossmont CA
Northwest Eddie Smith Lower Columbia WA
 
High School Div. I - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Saverio Nardone Midwood NY
2 John Dowling McLean VA
3 Mike Strickland Marist School GA
4 Billy Gamble Massillon Jackson OH
5 Brian Ash Jefferson City MO
6 Larry Turner Owasso OK
7 Scott Bullock Rocky Mountain CO
8 Jordan Abruzzo Grossmont CA
 
High School Div. II - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Ed Holloway Bishop Hendricken RI
2 Landon Kimrey Northern Guilford NC
3 Mike Boswell The Bolles School FL
4 Scott Theisen Saline MI
5 Joel Sage Roosevelt SD
6 Kyle Slayton Nashville AR
7 Todd Shaffer La Grande OR
8 Paul Maytorena Casa Grande CA
 
High School Div. III - 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Matt Roventini Poly Prep NY
2 Ryan Terrill Riverdale Baptist MD
3 Trent Mongero North Hall GA
4 Tommy Pharr Christian Academy TN
5 Don Hess Manhattan KS
6 Randy Smith Binger-Oney OK
7 Matt Perisho Casteel AZ
8 Matt Winton Livingston CA