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2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Les Miller Man of the Year

Luke Gregerson    Houston Astros

 

Hall of Fame

John Schultz        Pittsfield

Doug Livingston    Auburn/Harlem

David Engle        Barrington

Lee Milano        Nazareth Academy

Bob Montgomery    Morrisonville

Bill Milano        Maine South

 

Assistant Coach of the Year

Dick Canan        Reavis

 

Media Relations Person of the Year

2018 Coaches Clinic

It's time to start planning for the 2018 IHSBCA Coaches Clinic which will take place at the Westin Hotel in Lombard on Friday, January 19, and Saturday, January 20.  To reserve your room at the IHSBCA group rate, please click below.

WESTIN GROUP RATE

2016 Award Winners

Les Miller Man of the Year

John Mallee                 Chicago Cubs

Hall of Fame

Richard Pildes             Taft HS

Kenny Fullman           Harlan HS

Robin Lewis                Beardstown HS

Chris Hawkins            Normal West HS

Gene Cahan                Crete-Monee HS

Robin Renner              Neuqua Valley HS

 

Assistant Coach of the Year

Jason Vitas                  Providence Catholic HS

 

 

2017 IHSBCA Clinic

Don't miss out on the 56th Annual IHSBCA Clinic on January 20 & 21 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard Yorktown! Clinic organizer Kyle Nelson has put together a great list of presenters. 

If you are planning to stay overnight at the hotel, please CLICK HERE to book your room at the discounted group rate.

2015 Award Winners

Les Miller Man of the Year

Craig Anderson           IHSA

 

Hall of Fame

Neal Bertram               Rockford Lutheran HS

Mark Jackley               Mattoon HS

Don Erickson              Reavis HS

Joel Hawkins               Highland HS

Tim Funkhouser          Edwardsville HS

Wayne King                Joliet Junior College

 

Assistant Coach of the Year

Sean Ferrell                 Libertyville HS

 

IHSBCA Clinic

Don't miss out on the 55th Annual IHSBCA Clinic this January 22 & 23 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard Yorktown! Clinic organizer Kyle Nelson has put together a great list of presenters. 

If you are planning to stay overnight at the hotel, please CLICK HERE to book your room.

BCA Clinic

Want to take your team to the next level and network with other coaches throughout the country?  Consider attending the BCA National Convention in St. Louis from December 3-6.  For more details, CLICK HERE.

Nowicki, LWN capture Phil Lawler Tourney title

For Lincoln Way North coach Mitch Nowicki, winning the Phil Lawler Summer League State Championship was extra special.  Not because he knows he will have a great team coming back in the spring to vie for an IHSA State Championship, and not because as the #13 seed in their regional, they were underdogs and achieved something many people didn’t think was possible. 

2015/2016 Meeting Dates

Monthly general meetings of the IHSBCA are open to all members of the organization.  Each meeting features a guest speaker who discusses various aspects of the game, and a question-and-answer session which generates discussion of the finer points of coaching and teaching baseball.  All general meetings are at 7:30pm at the Home Run Inn in Darien (75th and Lemont Road) unless otherwise noted.