ABCA/Marines National Assistant Coaches of the Year

The ABCA began honoring a National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1999. In 2018, the award was expanded to recognize a National Assistant Coach of the Year in each of the 11 divisions: NCAA Div. I, NCAA Div. II, NCAA Div. III, NAIA, NJCAA Div. I, NJCAA Div. II, NJCAA Div. III, Pacific Association Division & High School Divisions I, II and III.

Coaching expertise, recruiting, loyalty to the program and respect for the players and the game are some of the many criteria examined when reviewing the candidates for ABCA National Assistant Coach of the Year.

NOMINATIONS: Nominations may be submitted by writing a letter to the Divisional All-America Committee.

View Past ABCA Assistant Coaches of the Year

2022     2021     2019     2018     2017     2016     2015     2014    

2022 ABCA Assistant Coaches of the Year

Karl Nonemaker, Auburn (Ala.)

Bob Mitcheltree, Slippery Rock (Pa.)

Tom DeAngelis, Baldwin Wallace (Ohio)

Matt Saliba, Webber International (Fla.)

Tyler Johnson, McLennan (Texas)

Slater Lott, Pearl River (Miss.)

Evan Glew, Northern Essex (Mass.)

Pacific Association Division
Jno Shuler, Cosumnes River (Calif.)

High School Div. I
Dean Adams, Rock Canyon (Colo.)

High School Div. II
Chris Capano, Phillips Academy-Andover (Mass.)

High School Div. III
Brad Shelton, Tonganoxie (Kan.)

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About the Marines
You don’t join the Marines. You become one.
Ours is a noble path and demanding journey reserved for those with the willingness to engage and determination to defeat all mental, moral, and physical requirements to become Marines. In or out of uniform, it’s the fighting spirit found inside every Marine that drives them to victory.

As our Nation is threatened by shifting threats and unknown challenges, the Marine Corps must remain committed to the three promises we make to our Nation – We Make Marines, We Win Our Nation’s Battles and We Return Quality Citizens.

The Marine Corps seeks to find and attract the Marine of tomorrow – a smarter, lifelong learner who meets our tough physical standards and understands that while we modernize equipment and tactics, our success depends on their ability to adapt to emergent threats in any environment.

The United States Marine Corps recognizes the role of coaches, educators, mentors, and parents who inspire that fighting spirit, and we need your help in finding the future leaders of our force. Whether your interest lies in helping us identify high-achieving students and athletes or inviting us to help you motivate students and steer them toward success, we would like to get to know you.

To learn more about the United States Marine Corps click HERE.

About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 36 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.