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ABCA proudly partners with the United States Marine Corps

The Marines named presenting sponsor of the Assistant Coach of the Year Award

December 20, 2022

The Marines The American Baseball Coaches Association announced today its new partnership with the United States Marine Corps, who becomes the presenting sponsor of the ABCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award.

“We are excited to join forces with the United States Marine Corps,” said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. “Our association was built on the foundation of developing leadership, so it’s only fitting that we come together with some of our country’s greatest leaders as we continue on our mission to educate, promote and recognize some of our game’s strongest leaders.”

The Marines will also take part in the upcoming 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville, where they will be sponsoring the Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting on Thursday, January 5 and hosting a “Wake Up and Workout” event on Saturday, January 7.

They will also host a free webinar for ABCA coaches, with a date and details to be announced in 2023.

“The United States Marine Corps is proud to begin our partnership with the ABCA and their community of coaches,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Dolan. “We are honored to extend our support to those who cultivate a fighting spirit within their organizations, programs and communities and the determination to overcome all obstacles. We look forward to forming invaluable relationships through our partnership with the ABCA.”

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 Develop 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
Founded in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 14,000 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.

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