The new calendar year along with the conclusion of the ABCA Convention signals the annual transition of ABCA Officers. The 2022 ABCA President is 24-year ABCA member Rick Hitt, head coach at NJCAA Div. I South Florida State College.
Hitt officially took over duties as President on Friday, January 7th following the ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet. Hitt initially joined the ABCA Board of Directors while serving as the Junior College Division Chair before being selected by the ABCA membership to serve as ABCA Fourth Vice President in 2018. Since that time, Hitt has served simultaneously on the ABCA's Board of Directors while progressing up the vice presidential ladder. As Second Vice President in 2020, Hitt was tasked with arranging all of the clinic speakers for the 2021 ABCA Convention, which was held virtually.
In addition to Hitt, each of the ABCA's Vice Presidents moved up one seat while John McCormack, who was voted by the ABCA membership in Fall 2021 to serve as 4th Vice President in 2022, officially stepped into his new role. Second Vice President Matt Noone and Third Vice President Bob Whalen are tasked with arranging the clinicians for the 2023 ABCA Convention scheduled for January 5-8 in Nashville!
Here's a look at all of the 2022 ABCA Officers...
ABCA Board of Directors
The ABCA Board of Directors is the group in charge of leading the largest amateur baseball coaching association in the World. The mission of the Board of Directors, as outlined in the ABCA Bylaws, is to establish the policy and principles of conducting the affairs of the Association, act on Constitution and Bylaw revisions, adopt proposed budgets and oversee financial affairs of the Association and employ the ABCA staff to efficiently conduct the business of the organization. The Board of Directors meets four times annually, twice during the ABCA Convention and twice in June.
The ABCA Board of Directors consists of the following:
All Past ABCA Presidents
- Current ABCA President
- Rick Hitt, South Florida State College
- Current ABCA Vice Presidents
- First Vice President: Jim Schlossnagle, Texas A&M University
- Second Vice President: Matt Noone, Babson College
- Third Vice President: Bob Whalen, Dartmouth College
- Fourth Vice President: John McCormack, Florida Atlantic University
- Three Divisional Chairs from the ABCA Executive Committee
- Jim Cahill, North Forsyth High School (GA)
- Rob Hahne, Westfield High School (VA)/Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League
- Scott Laverty, Chapman University