The ABCA Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award honors an individual who embodies the ABCA Code of Ethics. The American Baseball Coaches Association believes that the highest calling of a baseball coach is to teach life's lessons and model the character traits of honesty, integrity, respect and personal responsibility.
The Ethics in Coaching Award was named in honor of Dave Keilitz in 2017. Keilitz is the former Central Michigan University head coach and Athletic Director, a member of the ABCA Hall of Fame, the ABCA Board of Directors, and served as the ABCA's Executive Director from 1994-2014.
2021 - Ryan McGinnis, Kimberly High School (WI) & Lance Spigner, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain
2020 - Monte Brooks, The Master's University (CA) & Greg Frady, Georgia Dugout Club
2019 - Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt University (TN) & Pete Doumit, Big Bend C.C. (WA)
2018 - Guy Anderson, Cordova High School (CA) & Mark Marquess, Stanford University (CA)
2017 - Scott Berry, Mayville State University (ND)
2016 - Dave Klontz, Heath High School (OH)
2015 - Greg Hawk, Linn-Benton C.C. (OR) & David McDonald, Wheeler High School (GA)
2014 - Fran O'Brien, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 - Pat Bailey, Oregon State University & Tim Saunders, Dublin Coffman High School (OH)
2012 - Stan Luketich, Desert Vista High School (AZ)
2011 - Steve Farley, Butler University (IN) & Sam Riggleman, Spring Arbor University (MI)
2010 - Gordie Gillespie, University of St. Francis (IL) & Jerry Novosel, West Middlesex High School (PA)
2009 - Mark Johnson, Texas A&M/Sam Houston State