Archived News

  • ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced
    July 18, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced 11 individuals to be inducted to the ABCA Hall of Fame in January 2018 in Indianapolis. Induction to the ABCA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The ABCA was founded in 1945.
  • "Calls from the Clubhouse" podcast - Crooked Numbers with Brian Green, Link Jarrett
    July 18, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association's “Calls from the Clubhouse” podcast comes out twice during most months and includes a corresponding Twitter chat (#ABCAchat). It is hosted by ABCA College Division Liaison Jeremy "Sheets" Sheetinger.
  • ABCA honors over 200 programs with Team Academic Excellence Award
    July 13, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to honor over 200 college and high school programs with this year's ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with the award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • 2017 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year announced
    July 05, 2017
    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.
  • 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year announced
    June 29, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. The Regional Coaches of the Year are eligible for ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year honors in their respective divisions, which will be announced on Wednesday, July 5.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA All-America Teams announced
    June 23, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division I, II and III All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods in conjunction with the NJCAA national office.
  • ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America teams announced
    June 22, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods, featuring the top prep players in the nation. ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region selections, which were announced Monday, were nominated for All-America honors.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams announced in all divisions
    June 21, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods in nine divisions of amateur baseball, from NCAA Div. I to High School. The Rawlings Gold Glove winners have been selected since 2007 in the collegiate and high school ranks, featuring many future Major League Baseball players.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region, All-America & Gold Glove Teams
    June 21, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to announce its schedule for the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Awards Program including the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams, ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams and the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams in every division.
  • ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region teams announced
    June 20, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods, featuring the top prep players in the nation. The All-Region teams are selected by the ABCA High School All-America Committee.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams announced
    June 17, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The teams were selected by the ABCA All-America Committee during meetings in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region teams announced
    June 14, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region teams have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America teams announced
    June 06, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The teams selected by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. Division All-Americans announced
    June 01, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America teams on Thursday. The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).
  • ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Div. All-Region teams announced
    May 31, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region teams have been announced in all three regions. The selection process is led by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is chaired by Paul Moore of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America teams announced
    May 30, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. Nine of the student-athletes selected for All-America teams were playing in the NCAA Div. II College World Series this week in Grand Prarie, Texas.
  • 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams
    May 25, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America teams on Thursday evening. The honorees were announced at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Div. III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region teams announced
    May 24, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America Committee.
  • ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams announced
    May 23, 2017
    The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee.
  • 2017 ABCA Barnstormers Clinics sites & dates announced
    May 18, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association hosted six “Barnstormers Clinics” this fall, with seven presentations per day in six locations on the West Coast. This new program will be expanded into more cities around the country in 2017.
  • Three Ways to Get Your Program Involved with Turn 2 For Youth
    April 06, 2017
    Turn Two for Youth is a non-profit organization seeking to deliver new and used baseball equipment to underprivileged children in poverty-stricken areas.
  • ABCA inducts 2017 Hall of Fame class
    January 26, 2017
    The American Baseball Coaches Association inducted its 10-member 2017 ABCA Hall of Fame class during this year's ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the ABCA Convention in Anaheim, California.
  • 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim concludes
    January 08, 2017
    More than 4,500 coaches attended the 73rd annual ABCA Convention in Anaheim Jan. 5-8, 2017, making it the largest baseball convention ever on the West Coast. The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center was packed with more than 4,000 coaches over three days, the ABCA Trade Show had more than 300 exhibiting companies and hundreds of other meetings and events took place.
  • ABCA launches 2017 ABCA Convention official app
    December 15, 2016
    For the second year in a row, the American Baseball Coaches Association has an official app for the ABCA Convention! The free app is presented by Diamond Kinetics and is available for Apple and Android devices. It contains all of the information about the convention.
  • New in 2017: The ABCA Convention Expo Theater
    December 12, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is excited to announced the all-new Expo Theater, a major addition to the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim. The Expo Theater is a new area for ABCA partners, exhibitors and member coaches to give presentations on a variety of topics and will be open Thursday through Saturday during the convention.
  • 2016 ABCA Barnstormers Clinics conclude
    December 05, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association hosted six “Barnstormers Clinics” this fall, with seven presentations per day in six locations on the West Coast. This new program will be expanded into more cities around the country in 2017.
  • ABCA names Turn Two for Youth as Official Charity
    November 01, 2016
    The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced that Turn Two for Youth is now the official charitable organization of the ABCA, as voted by the ABCA Board of Directors.
  • Former MLB pitcher Abbott to receive ABCA Honor Award
    October 25, 2016
    Former University of Michigan great and College Baseball Hall of Fame member Jim Abbott will receive the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Honor Award at the ABCA Convention in Anaheim on Jan. 7, 2017. Abbott, who is now a motivational speaker, took home USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur baseball player in 1987.
  • Todd Gongwer added to ABCA Convention clinic lineup
    October 18, 2016
    Noted author and coach Todd Gongwer, who wrote the successful book LEAD…for God’s Sake, has been added to the speaker lineup for the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim Jan. 5-8, 2017. Gongwer has spoken before countless organizations, including many college and university teams, professional organizations and major businesses.
  • Oklahoma State's Walton named ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year
    October 18, 2016
    Oklahoma State University’s Rob Walton has been named 2016 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year. The award will be presented by Baseball America during the ABCA Honors Luncheon presented by Diamond Kinetics on Jan. 7, 2017 in Anaheim.
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