ABCA Dave Keilitz Ethics In Coaching Award

2017 ABCA Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award recipient Scott Berry (left) with committee chair Tom O'Connell.
2017 ABCA Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award recipient Scott Berry (left) with committee chair Tom O'Connell.

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.

Link: ABCA Code of Ethics
Nominate: Nominate for the Ethics in Coaching Award (pdf) (Nominations due by Nov. 1)

 

Award Recipients:

2017 - Scott Berry, Mayville State University
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2016 - Dave Klontz, Heath High School (Ohio)
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2015 - Greg Hawk, Linn-Benton CC & David McDonald, Wheeler High School (Ga.)
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2014 - Fran O'Brien, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013 - Pat Bailey, Oregon State University & Tim Saunders, Dublin Coffman High School (Ohio)

2012 - Stan Luketich, Desert Vista High School (Ariz.)

2011 - Steve Farley, Butler University & Sam Riggleman, Spring Arbor University

2010 - Gordie Gillespie, University of St. Francis & Jerry Novosel, West Middlesex High School (Pa.)

2009 - Mark Johnson, Sam Houston State