2009 ABCA/Diamond Coaches of the Year

2009 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year

NCAA Div. I: Paul Mainieri, LSU
NCAA Div. II: Rudy Garbalosa, Lynn (FL)
NCAA Div. III: Dennis Denning, St. Thomas (MN)
NAIA: Nathan Blackwood, Lubbock Christian (TX)
NJCAA Div. I: Britt Smith, Howard (TX)
NJCAA Div. II: Matt Kennedy, Parkland (IL)
NJCAA Div. III: Joe Wharton, Richland (TX)
Pacific Association Div.: Mark Yoshino, Bellevue (WA)
High School Div. I: Ed Holloway, Bishop Hendricken (RI)
High School Div. II: Jerry Boatner, West Lauderdale (MS)
High School Div. III: Pete Jensen, Serra (CA)

 

2009 ABCA/Diamond NCAA Div. I Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Atlantic Brian O'Connor Virginia VA
East Bill Brown George Mason VA
Mideast Scott Googins Xavier OH
Midwest Brad Hill Kansas State KS
Northeast Joe Sottolano Army NY
South Paul Mainieri Louisiana State LA
South Central Steve Peterson Middle Tennessee State TN
West Mike Gillespie UC-Irvine CA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NCAA Div. II Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Atlantic Greg Mamula West Chester PA
Central Chris Hanks Mesa State CO
East Chris Celano Dowling NY
Midwest Steve Lyon Grand Valley State MI
South Rudy Garbalosa Lynn FL
South Central Bob Fornelli Emporia State KS
Southeast Kermit Smith Belmont Abbey NC
West Dan O'Brien UC-San Diego CA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NCAA Div. III Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Central Augie Schmidt Carthage WI
Mid Atlantic Neil Ioviero Kean NJ
Mideast Tim Pettorini Wooster OH
Midwest Dennis Denning St. Thomas MN
New England Ed Flaherty Southern Maine ME
New York Keith Osik Farmingdale State NY
South Kevin Anderson Shenandoah VA
West Tom Tereschuk Chapman CA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NAIA Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Opening Rd. Randy Stegall Embry-Riddle FL
Opening Rd. Joe Schaefer Point Loma Nazarene CA
Opening Rd. Beauford Sanders Campbellsville KY
Opening Rd. Oscar Hirschkorn Fresno Pacific CA
Opening Rd. Matt Griffin Southern Poly State GA
Opening Rd. Denney Crabaugh Oklahoma City OK
Opening Rd. Mark Brew Lee TN
Opening Rd. David Beasley Berry GA
Opening Rd. Nathan Blackwood Lubbock Christian TX
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NJCAA Div. I Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
Central District Dave Burroughs Cowley County KS
East Central District Craig Young Middle Georgia GA
Eastern District Tim Wallace Spartanburg Methodist SC
Gulf District Johnny Wiggs Santa Fe FL
Northern District Marc Rardin Iowa Western IA
South Central District Jeff Shafer Seminole State OK
Southeastern District Bobby Sprowl Shelton State AL
Southern District Tom Arrington San Jacinto TX
Southwest District Britt Smith Howard TX
Western District D.J. Whitemore Western Nevada NV
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NJCAA Div. II Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
East District Mike Kelly Monroe NY
Midwest District Matt Kennedy Parkland IL
North Central District Todd Post Kankakee IL
North District Eric Laskovy Kellogg MI
North Plains District Dan Fitzgerald Des Moines Area IA
Northeast District Steve Bazarnic Alleghany College of Maryland MD
Plains District Kurt Russell Western Oklahoma State OK
South District Jeff Willis LSU-Eunice LA
Southeast District Steve Helms Wallace AL
Southwest District Alex Cherney Scottsdale AZ
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond NJCAA Div. III Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
District A Matt Clingersmith Niagra County NY
District B Wayne King Joliet IL
District C Joe Wharton Richland TX
District D Dan Rascher Montgomery-Germantown MD
District E Scott Koenigs Riverland MN
District F Bobby Molinaro Suffolk County NY
District G Johnny Johnson Brookdale NJ
District H Chris Strahowski Manchester CT
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond Pacific Association Division Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
No. California Chris Pedretti Merced CA
So. California John Altobelli Orange Coast CA
Northwest Mark Yoshino Bellevue WA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond High School Div. I Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Ed Holloway Bishop Hendricken RI
2 Chuck Welch Westfield VA
3 Landy Faedo Tampa Alonso FL
4 Tony Demare Divine Child MI
5 Bill McDonald Blue Valley West KS
6 Jesse Cassard Zachary LA
7 Scott Bullock Rocky Mountain CO
8 Gary Remiker Cathedral Catholic CA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond High School Div. II Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Frank Carey North Reading MA
2 Roy Hallenbeck Millville NJ
3 Rick Turner Naples FL
4 Brian Kelly De LaSalle MI
5 Dennis Hurla Bishop Ward KS
6 Jerry Boatner West Lauderdale MS
7 Mike Woods Hamilton AZ
8 Roc Murray Rocklin CA
 
2009 ABCA/Diamond High School Div. III Regional Coaches of the Year
Region Coach School State
1 Scott Steltz Chatham NY
2 Greg Simmons Charlotte Christian NC
3 Emil Castellanos Westminster Christian FL
4 Chris Kaczmar Walsh Jesuit OH
5 Phil Katz Alburnett IA
6 Jimmy Harris Shiloh Christian AR
7 Bill Percy St. Mary's CO
8 Pete Jensen Serra CA
 
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The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.