Diversity in Baseball

The ABCA's Diversity in Baseball Committee researches and implements opportunities that help to grow diversity for players and coaches within baseball. The committee is committed to providing resources that promote diversity. The committee assists the association in youth clinics in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program and hosts the Diversity in Baseball Workshops at the ABCA Convention. The committee also arranges one clinic presenter at the annual ABCA Convention to discuss a topic related to promoting diversity within the sport.

Committee Initiatives:

  • Professional Development
  • Youth Baseball Education & Advancement

Want to contact the ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee? Email [email protected].

Want to provide your contact information and get involved with the Diversity in Baseball Committee's initiatives? Fill out this form.

ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee

Full NameOrganizationPositionEmail
Kerrick JacksonUniversity Of MissouriChair[email protected]
Tyrone BrooksMajor League BaseballProfessional Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Bonnie HoffmanDC Girls BaseballProfessional Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Richard KanterKanter Sports, LLCProfessional Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Kimya MasseyOregon State UniversityProfessional Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Spencer AllenMilwaukee BrewersYouth Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Kenny FullmanChicago White Sox ACE ProgramYouth Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Stephen LewisTHE BASEYouth Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Tony ReaginsMLBYouth Development Sub-Committee[email protected]
Jeremy SheetingerGeorgia Gwinnett CollegeYouth Development Sub-Committee[email protected]

Diversity in Baseball Resources

ABCA Podcast Minority Member Spotlights

The American Baseball Coaches Association strives to help diversify the baseball community and help bring opportunities in the game to all areas. The ABCA Minority Spotlight series looks to capture the experiences, coaching style, and impact that baseball has had on different ABCA member coaches. A new Minority Spotlight feature is released on the ABCA Podcast on the third Monday of the month. Along with these episodes, a small portion of the interview is transcribed along with a bio of that month's guest. Click the links to the right to read more and listen to the full interviews!

Diversity in Baseball Clinic Presentations

In addition to the Diversity in Baseball Workshops at the annual ABCA Convention, the ABCA's Diversity in Baseball Committee arranges one clinic speaker presentation on the main-stage to discuss a topic related to expanding diversity within baseball. Click the links below to watch the full presentations! (You must be logged into your ABCA account with an active membership in order to view).

#ABCAatHOME Virtual Clinic

"The Black Experience: Searching for Relevance On and Off the Field in America's Pastime"

Kerrick Jackson, chair of the ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee, hosted this virtual clinic in July 2020. Guests on the webinar included Dr. Scott Brooks - Associate Professor, Arizona State University; Dana Brown - Vice President of Scouting, Atlanta Braves; Kevin Coe - Assistant General Manager, Pullman Community Center (IL); Tim Corbin - Head Baseball Coach, Vanderbilt University; Trey Harris - MiLB Prospect, Atlanta Braves; Kerrick Jackson - Chair, ABCA Diversity in Baseball Committee.