ABCA honors 2023 Regular Season Conference Champions

Awards presented by Terryberry

October 4, 2023

2023 Conference ChampionsThe American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to recognize the 2023 ABCA Conference Champions from eight divisions of collegiate baseball. Presented by Terryberry Championship Rings, the Conference Champions award is presented annually to NCAA, NAIA and Pacific Association Division teams who capture their conference's regular season title. NJCAA district champions are honored with this award.

The head coach (during the 2023 season) from each program will be honored at the 80th annual ABCA Convention in Dallas. Coaches who are in attendance at the 2024 Convention will be presented a custom co-branded ABCA/Terryberry award during their collegiate level division's business meeting on Thursday, January 4.

Registration for the 80th annual ABCA Convention in Dallas is now open! To register you and/or your coaching staff, visit www.ABCAconvention.org.

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The American Baseball Coaches Association has a long tradition of recognizing the achievements of baseball coaches and student-athletes. The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the nation's oldest, founded in 1949, and the ABCA's award program also includes the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Awards, the ABCA/ATEC National & Regional Coaches of the Year and several other major awards such as the ABCA Hall of Fame, the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award and the Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award.

Past Winners: 20222021 | 20192018


2023 Winners

Conference School Head Coach (2023 season)
America East Conference University of Maine Nick Derba
American Athletic Conference East Carolina University (NC) Cliff Godwin
Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Joseph's University (PA) Fritz Hamburg
Atlantic Coast Conference (Atlantic) Wake Forest University (NC) Tom Walter
Atlantic Coast Conference (Coastal) University of Virginia Brian O'Connor
Atlantic Sun Conference Lipscomb University (TN) Jeff Forehand
Big 12 Conference (co-champs) Oklahoma State University Josh Holliday
Big 12 Conference (co-champs) University of Texas David Pierce
Big 12 Conference (co-champs) West Virginia University Randy Mazey
Big East Conference University of Connecticut Jim Penders
Big South Conference Campbell University (NC) Justin Haire
Big Ten Conference University of Maryland Rob Vaughn
Big West Conference UC San Diego Eric Newman
Coastal Athletic Association UNC Wilmington Randy Hood
Conference USA Dallas Baptist University (TX) Dan Heefner
Horizon League Wright State University (OH) Alex Sogard
The Ivy League University of Pennsylvania John Yurkow
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Fairfield University (CT) Bill Currier
Mid-American Conference Kent State University (OH) Jeff Duncan
Missouri Valley Conference Indiana State University Mitch Hannahs
Mountain West Conference (co-champs) San Diego State University Mark Martinez
Mountain West Conference (co-champs) San Jose State University Brad Sanfilippo
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State University Charlie Hickey
Ohio Valley Conference Morehead State University Mik Aoki
Pac-12 Conference Stanford University (CA) David Esquer
Patriot League Army West Point (NY) Chris Tracz
Southeastern Conference (East) University of Florida Kevin O'Sullivan
Southeastern Conference (West) University of Arkansas Dave Van Horn
Southern Conference Samford University (AL) Tony David
Southland Conference Nicholls State University (LA) Mike Silva
Southwestern Athletic Conference (East) Alabama State University José Vázquez
Southwestern Athletic Conference (West) Grambling State University (LA) Davin Pierre
The Summit League Oral Roberts University (OK) Ryan Folmar
Sun Belt Conference Coastal Carolina University (SC) Gary Gilmore
West Coast Conference Loyola Marymount University (CA) Nathan Choate
Western Athletic Conference Grand Canyon University (AZ) Gregg Wallis
Conference School Head Coach (2023 season)
California Collegiate Athletic Association California State University Monterey Bay Walt White
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (North) Post University (CT) Ray Skjold
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (South) Wilmington University (DE) Brian August
Conference Carolinas North Greenville University (SC) Landon Powell
East Coast Conference Molloy College (NY) Joe Fucarino
Great American Conference Southern Arkansas University Justin Pettigrew
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wayne State University (MI) Ryan Kelley
Great Lakes Valley Conference Quincy University (IL) Matt Schissel
Great Midwest Athletic Conference (North) Northwood University (MI) Jake Sabol
Great Midwest Athletic Conference (South) Trevecca Nazarene University (TN) Chase Sain
Great Northwest Athletic Conference Western Oregon University Kellen Walker
Gulf South Conference University of West Florida Mike Jeffcoat
Lone Star Conference Angelo State University (TX) Kevin Brooks
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association University of Central Missouri Kyle Crookes
Mountain East Conference (North) Frostburg State University (MD) Anthony Williams
Mountain East Conference (South) University of Charleston (WV) Robbie Britt
Northeast-10 Conference (Northeast) Southern New Hampshire University Scott Loiseau
Northeast-10 Conference (Southwest) Le Moyne College (NY) Scott Cassidy
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Augustana University (SD) Tim Huber
Pacific West Conference Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) Justin James
Peach Belt Conference Georgia Southwestern State University Josh McDonald
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (East) Millersville University (PA) Jon Shehan
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (West) Seton Hill University (PA) Marc Marizzaldi
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado Mesa University Chris Hanks
South Atlantic Conference Newberry College (SC) Russell Triplett
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Albany State University (GA) Scot Hemmings
Sunshine State Conference University of Tampa (FL) Joe Urso
Conference School Head Coach (2023 season)
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Alfred State College (NY) Mike Armstrong
American Rivers Conference Buena Vista University (IA) Steve Eddie
American Southwest Conference East Texas Baptist University Jared Hood
Atlantic East Conference Immaculata University (PA) Josh Copsky
Centennial Conference Johns Hopkins University (MD) Bob Babb
City University of New York Athletic Conference City College of New York Steve Macias
Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference (co-champs) Salisbury University (MD) Troy Brohawn
Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference (co-champs) Christopher Newport University (VA) John Harvell
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Augustana College (IL) Greg Wallace
Collegiate Conference of the South LaGrange College (GA) David Kelton
Colonial States Athletic Conference Keystone College (PA) Jamie Shevchik
Commonwealth Coast Conference Endicott College (MA) Bryan Haley
Empire 8 St. John Fisher University (NY) Brandon Potter
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Johnson & Wales University (RI) Kevin Casey
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Franklin College (IN) Lance Marshall
Landmark Conference Elizabethtown College (PA) Adam Sheibley
Liberty League (East) Skidmore College (NY) Ron Plourde
Liberty League (West) University of Rochester (NY) Joe Reina
Little East Conference Rhode Island College Frank Holbrook
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (co-champs) Bridgewater State University (MA) Greg Zackrison
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (co-champs) Framingham State University (MA) Sean Callahan
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo College (MI) Mike Ott
Middle Atlantic Conferences (Commonwealth) Lebanon Valley College (PA) Jonas Fester
Middle Atlantic Conferences (Freedom) Arcadia University (PA) Bryan Torresani
Midwest Conference Beloit College (WI) Dave DeGeorge
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) Brad Baker
New England Collegiate Conference Mitchell College (CT) Travis Beausoleil
New England Small College Athletic Conference (East) Tufts University (MA) Paul Svagdis
New England Small College Athletic Conference (West, co-champs) Middlebury College (VT) Mike Leonard
New England Small College Athletic Conference (West, co-champs) Wesleyan University (CT) Mark Woodworth
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (East) Wheaton College (MA) Eric Podbelski
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (West) Clark University (MA) Billy Cather
New Jersey Athletic Conference Rowan University (NJ) Mike Dickson
North Atlantic Conference (East) Husson University (ME) Chris Morris
North Atlantic Conference (West) SUNY Cobleskill Austin Straub
North Coast Athletic Conference Denison University (OH) Mike Deegan
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Aurora University (IL) Adam Stevens
Northwest Conference Pacific University (OR) Brian Billings
Ohio Athletic Conference Baldwin Wallace University (OH) Brian Harrison
Old Dominion Athletic Conference University of Lynchburg (VA) Lucas Jones
Presidents' Athletic Conference Washington & Jefferson College (PA) Jeff Mountain
Skyline Conference St. Joseph's University-Long Island (NY) Tom Caputo
Southern Athletic Association Birmingham-Southern College (AL) Jan Weisberg
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University of La Verne (CA) Scott Winterburn
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Trinity University (TX) Tim Scannell
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Webster University (MO) Bill Kurich
State University of New York Athletic Conference SUNY Cortland Joe Brown
United East Conference Penn State-Harrisburg Ryan Bown
University Athletic Association Emory University (GA) Mike Twardoski
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Bethany Lutheran College (MN) Ryan Kragh
USA South Athletic Conference North Carolina Wesleyan College Greg Clifton
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Nat Richter
Conference School Head Coach (2023 season)
American Midwest Conference Missouri Baptist University Eddie Uschold
Appalachian Athletic Conference Tennessee Wesleyan University Billy Berry
California Pacific Conference Benedictine University Mesa (AZ) Brian McCabe
Cascade Collegiate Conference Oregon Institute of Technology Jacob Garsez
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference University of St. Francis (IL) Brian Michalak
Continental Athletic Conference (Independents) Georgia Gwinnett College Jeremy Sheetinger
Crossroads League Taylor University (IN) Kyle Gould
Golden State Athletic Conference Westmont College (CA) Tyler LaTorre
Great Plains Athletic Conference Doane University (NE) Josh Oltmans
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Rust College (MS) John Bates
Heart of America Athletic Conference (North) Clarke University (IA) Dan Spain
Heart of America Athletic Conference (South) Central Methodist University (MO) Nate Breland
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Kansas Wesleyan University Bill Neale
Mid-South Conference University of the Cumberlands (KY) Brad Shelton
North Star Athletic Association Bellevue University (NE) Duane Monlux
Red River Athletic Conference LSU Shreveport Brad Neffendorf
River States Conference Midway University (KY) Luther Bramblett
Sooner Athletic Conference Texas Wesleyan University Bobby Garza
Southern States Athletic Conference William Carey University (MS) Bobby Halford
The Sun Conference Southeastern University (FL) Adrian Dinkel
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Concordia University (MI) Zach Johnston
DIVISION I
District School Head Coach (2023 season)
Appalachian Andrew College (GA) Blake Williams
East Gaston College (NC) Shohn Doty
Mid-South Blinn College (TX) Dusty Hart
Midwest Wabash Valley College (IL) Aaron Biddle
Plains Johnson County Community College (KS) Eric Horner
South Shelton State Community College (AL) Bobby Sprowl
South Atlantic College of Central Florida Marty Smith
South Central Delgado Community College (LA) Joe Scheuermann
Southwest Weatherford College (TX) Jeff Lightfoot
West Salt Lake Community College (UT) David Nelson
     
DIVISION II
District School Head Coach (2023 season)
Central Heartland Community College (IL) Chris Razo
East Lackawanna College (PA) Mike McCarry
Great Lakes Lansing Community College (MI) Steven Cutter
Gulf East Central Community College (MS) Neal Holliman
Mid-Atlantic Frederick Community College (MD) Rodney Bennett
Midwest Madison College (WI) Mike Davenport
North Plains Southeastern Community College (IA) Justin Schulte
Plains South Arkansas Community College Cannon Lester
South Atlantic St. Johns River State College (FL) Ross Jones
West Glendale Community College (AZ) Ed Trujillo
     
DIVISION III
District School Head Coach (2023 season)
Great Lakes Joliet Junior College (IL) Gregg Braun
Mid-Atlantic Camp Community College (VA) Daniel Rollins
North Niagara County Community College (NY) Matt Clingersmith
North Atlantic Rowan College South Jersey Gloucester (NJ) Rob Valli
Northeast Northern Essex Community College (MA) Jeff Mejia
North Plains St. Cloud Technical and Community College (MN) David Kroger Jr.
South Central Dallas College-Eastfield (TX) Michael Martin
CCCAA
Conference School Head Coach (2023 Season)
Bay Valley Conference Los Medanos College (CA) Matt Lisle
Big 8 Conference (co-champs) San Joaquin Delta College (CA) Reed Peters
Big 8 Conference (co-champs) Santa Rosa Junior College (CA) Damon Neidlinger
Central Valley Conference Fresno City College (CA) Mitch Karraker
Coast Conference (North) Chabot College (CA) Will Tavis
Coast Conference (South, co-champs) Mission College (CA) Bobby Hill
Coast Conference (South, co-champs) Ohlone College (CA) Mike Curran
Golden Valley Conference Butte College (CA) Anthony Ferro
Inland Empire Athletic Conference Chaffey College (CA) Andrew Smith
Orange Empire Conference (co-champs) Riverside City College (CA) Rudy Arguelles
Orange Empire Conference (co-champs) Saddleback College (CA) Sommer McCartney
Pacific Coast Conference Palomar College (CA) Ben Adams
South Coast Conference El Camino College (CA) Nate Fernley
Western State Conference (North, co-champs) Cuesta College (CA) Bob Miller
Western State Conference (North, co-champs) Santa Barbara City College (CA) Jeff Walker
Western State Conference (South) Glendale Community College (CA) Alex Kocol
     
NWAC
Region School Head Coach (2023 season)
East Region Spokane Community College (WA) Ryne Webb
North Region Bellevue College (WA) David Olson & Mark Yoshino
South Region Linn-Benton Community College (OR) Andy Peterson
West Region Lower Columbia College (WA) Kurt Lupinski