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ABCA honors 2022 Regular Season Conference Champions

Awards presented by Terryberry

September 21, 2022

2022 Conference ChampionsThe American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to recognize the 2022 ABCA Conference Champions from eight divisions of collegiate baseball. Presented by Terryberry Championship Rings, the Conference Champions award is presented annually to NCAA, NAIA and Pacific Association Division teams who capture their conference's regular season title. NJCAA district champions are honored with this award.

The head coach (during the 2022 season) from each program will be honored at the 79th annual ABCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Coaches who are in attendance at the 2023 Convention will be presented a custom co-branded ABCA/Terryberry award during their collegiate level division's business meeting on Thursday, January 5.

Registration for the 79th annual ABCA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, is now open! To register you and/or your coaching staff, visit

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The American Baseball Coaches Association has a long tradition of recognizing the achievements of baseball coaches and student-athletes. The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the nation's oldest, founded in 1949, and the ABCA's award program also includes the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Awards, the ABCA/ATEC National & Regional Coaches of the Year and several other major awards such as the ABCA Hall of Fame, the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award and the Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award.

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2022 Winners

Conference School Head Coach (2022 season)
America East Conference (A) University of Maine Nick Derba
America East Conference (B) Stony Brook University (NY) Matt Senk
American Athletic Conference East Carolina University (NC) Cliff Godwin
Atlantic 10 Conference Davidson College (NC) Rucker Taylor
Atlantic Coast Conference (Atlantic) University of Louisville (KY) Dan McDonnell
Atlantic Coast Conference (Coastal) Virginia Tech John Szefc
Atlantic Sun Conference (East, co-champs) Liberty University (VA) Scott Jackson
Atlantic Sun Conference (East, co-champs) Kennesaw State University (GA) Ryan Coe
Atlantic Sun Conference (West, co-champs) Eastern Kentucky University Chris Prothro
Atlantic Sun Conference (West, co-champs) Lipscomb University (TN) Jeff Forehand
Big 12 Conference TCU Kirk Saarloos
Big East Conference UConn Jim Penders
Big South Conference Campbell University (NC) Justin Haire
Big Ten Conference University of Maryland Rob Vaughn
Big West Conference UC Santa Barbara Andrew Checketts
Colonial Athletic Association College of Charleston (SC) Chad Holbrook
Conference USA University of Southern Mississippi Scott Berry
Horizon League Wright State University (OH) Alex Sogard
The Ivy League (co-champs) University of Pennsylvania John Yurkow
The Ivy League (co-champs) Columbia University (NY) Brett Boretti
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Fairfield University (CT) Bill Currier
Mid-American Conference Ball State University (IN) Rich Maloney
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Delaware State University JP Blandin
Missouri Valley Conference Southern Illinois University Lance Rhodes
Mountain West Conference UNLV Stan Stolte
Northeast Conference Long Island University (NY) Dan Pirillo
Ohio Valley Conference Belmont University (TN) Dave Jarvis
Pac-12 Conference Stanford University (CA) David Esquer
Patriot League Army West Point (NY) Jim Foster
Southeastern Conference (East) University of Tennessee Tony Vitello
Southeastern Conference (West) Texas A&M University Jim Schlossnagle
Southern Conference Wofford College (SC) Todd Interdonato
Southland Conference McNeese State University (LA) Justin Hill
Southwestern Athletic Conference (East) Alabama State University Jose Vazquez
Southwestern Athletic Conference (West) Southern University (LA) Chris Crenshaw
The Summit League North Dakota State University Tyler Oakes
Sun Belt Conference Texas State University Steven Trout
West Coast Conference Gonzaga University (WA) Mark Machtolf
Western Athletic Conference Grand Canyon University (AZ) Andy Stankiewicz
Conference School Head Coach (2022 season)
California Collegiate Athletic Association California State University Monterey Bay Walt White
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (North) Post University (CT) Ray Skjold
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (South) Wilmington University (DE) Brian August
Conference Carolinas North Greenville University (SC) Landon Powell
East Coast Conference Molloy College (NY) Joe Fucarino
Great American Conference Southern Arkansas University Justin Pettigrew
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Davenport University (MI) Kevin Tidey
Great Lakes Valley Conference (Blue) University of Illinois Springfield Ryan Copeland
Great Lakes Valley Conference (Green) Drury University (MO) Scott Nasby
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tiffin University (OH) Joe Wilkins
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (co-champs) Northwest Nazarene University (ID) Joe Schaefer
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (co-champs) Western Oregon University Kellen Walker
Gulf South Conference Delta State University (MS) Rodney Batts
Lone Star Conference Angelo State University (TX) Kevin Brooks
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association University of Central Missouri Kyle Crookes
Mountain East Conference (North, co-champs) Fairmont State University (WV) Matt Yurish
Mountain East Conference (North, co-champs) Frostburg State University (MD) Anthony Williams
Mountain East Conference (South) University of Charleston (WV) Robbie Britt
Northeast-10 Conference (Northeast) Southern New Hampshire University Scott Loiseau
Northeast-10 Conference (Southwest) Adelphi University (NY) Bill Ianniciello
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Augustana University (SD) Tim Huber
Pacific West Conference Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) Justin James
Peach Belt Conference Columbus State University (GA) Greg Appleton
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (East) Millersville University (PA) Jon Shehan
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (West) Gannon University (PA) DJ Cannon
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado Mesa University Chris Hanks
South Atlantic Conference Wingate University (NC) Jeff Gregory
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Savannah State University (GA) Carlton Hardy
Sunshine State Conference University of Tampa (FL) Joe Urso
Conference School Head Coach (2022 season)
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Penn State-Behrend Paul Benim
American Rivers Conference Buena Vista University (IA) Steve Eddie
American Southwest Conference East Texas Baptist University Jared Hood
Atlantic East Conference Immaculata University (PA) Josh Copsky
Centennial Conference (co-champs) Swarthmore College (PA) Matt Midkiff
Centennial Conference (co-champs) Franklin & Marshall College (PA) Ryan Horning
City University of New York Athletic Conference Baruch College (NY) Jose Torres
Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference Salisbury University (MD) Troy Brohawn
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin North Central College (IL) Ed Mathey
Colonial States Athletic Conference (co-champs) Keystone College (PA) Jamie Shevchik
Colonial States Athletic Conference (co-champs) Wilson College (PA) John Poss
Commonwealth Coast Conference Salve Regina University (RI) Eric Cirella
Empire 8 St. John Fisher University (NY) Brandon Potter
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Saint Joseph's College of Maine Will Sanborn
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Franklin College (IN) Lance Marshall
Landmark Conference (co-champs) Catholic University (DC) Ross Natoli
Landmark Conference (co-champs) University of Scranton (PA) Mike Bartoletti
Liberty League (East) Skidmore College (NY) Ron Plourde
Liberty League (West) Ithaca College (NY) David Valesente
Little East Conference Eastern Connecticut State University Brian Hamm
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Bridgewater State University (MA) Greg Zackrison
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hope College (MI) Stu Fritz
Middle Atlantic Conferences (Commonwealth) Lebanon Valley College (PA) Jonas Fester
Middle Atlantic Conferences (Freedom) Arcadia University (PA) Bryan Torresani
Midwest Conference Lawrence University (WI) Chris Krepline
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Bethel University (MN) Brian Raabe
New England Collegiate Conference New England College (NH) Terry Doyle
New England Small College Athletic Conference (East) Bowdoin College (ME) Mike Connolly
New England Small College Athletic Conference (East) Colby College (ME) Jesse Woods
New England Small College Athletic Conference (West) Middlebury College (VT) Mike Leonard
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Wheaton College (MA) Eric Podbelski
New Jersey Athletic Conference Rowan University (NJ) Mike Dickson
North Atlantic Conference (East) Husson University (ME) Chris Morris
North Atlantic Conference (West) SUNY Cobleskill Lance Ratchford 
North Coast Athletic Conference Denison University (OH) Mike Deegan
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Aurora University (IL) Adam Stevens
Northwest Conference (co-champs) Pacific University (OR) Brian Billings
Northwest Conference (co-champs) Linfield University (OR) Dan Spencer
Ohio Athletic Conference Marietta College (OH) Brian Brewer
Old Dominion Athletic Conference University of Lynchburg (VA) Lucas Jones
Presidents' Athletic Conference Washington & Jefferson College (PA) Jeff Mountain
Skyline Conference St. Joseph's University-Long Island (NY) Richard Garrett
Southern Athletic Association Birmingham-Southern College (AL) Jan Weisberg
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Chapman University (CA) Scott Laverty
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Trinity University (TX) Tim Scannell
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Webster University (MO) Bill Kurich
State University of New York Athletic Conference Oswego State University (NY) Scott Landers
United East Conference Penn State-Harrisburg Ryan Brown
University Athletic Association (co-champs) Case Western Reserve University (OH) Matt Englander
University Athletic Association (co-champs) Emory University (GA) Mike Twardoski
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference University of Northwestern (MN) Dave Hieb
USA South Athletic Conference (East) North Carolina Wesleyan College Greg Clifton
USA South Athletic Conference (West) LaGrange College (GA) David Kelton
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference University of Wisconsin-Whitewater John Vodenlich
Conference School Head Coach (2022 season)
American Midwest Conference Lyon College (AR) Tony Roepcke
Appalachian Athletic Conference Tennessee Wesleyan University Billy Berry
California Pacific Conference University of Antelope Valley (CA) Neal White
Cascade Collegiate Conference Lewis-Clark State College (ID) Jake Taylor
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Olivet Nazarene University (IL) Jeff Mullikin
Continental Athletic Conference (Independents) Georgia Gwinnett College Jeremy Sheetinger
Crossroads League Mount Vernon Nazarene (OH) Keith Veale
Golden State Athletic Conference (co-champs) Hope International (CA) Larry Mahoney
Golden State Athletic Conference (co-champs) Westmont College (CA) Robert Ruiz
Great Plains Athletic Conference Doane University (NE) Josh Oltmans
Heart of America Athletic Conference MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS) Ryan Thompson
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Ottawa University (KS) Gabe Grinder 
Mid-South Conference Freed-Hardeman University (TN)  Jonathan Estes 
North Star Athletic Association Bellevue University (NE) Duane Monlux
Red River Athletic Conference LSU Shreveport Brad Neffendorf
River States Conference Indiana University Southeast Ben Reel
Sooner Athletic Conference Oklahoma City University Denney Crabaugh
Southern States Athletic Conference Faulkner University (AL) Patrick McCarthy
The Sun Conference Southeastern University (FL) Adrian Dinkel
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference University of Northwestern Ohio Kory Hartman
District School Head Coach (2022 season)
Appalachian Walters State Community College (TN) David Shelton
East Harford Community College (MD) Josh Houser
Mid-South San Jacinto College-North (TX) Tom Arrington
Midwest Wabash Valley College (IL) Aaron Biddle
Plains Cowley College (KS) Darren Burroughs
South Snead State Community College (AL) Casey Underwood
South Atlantic College of Central Florida Marty Smith
South Central Crowder College (MO) Travis Lallemand
Southwest McLennan Community College (TX) Mitch Thompson
West Central Arizona College Anthony Gilich
District School Head Coach (2022 season)
Central Heartland Community College (IL) Chris Razo
East Mercer County Community College (NJ) Fred Carella
Great Lakes Lansing Community College (MI) Steven Cutter
Gulf Pearl River Community College (MS) Michael Avalon
Mid-Atlantic Frederick Community College (MD) Rodney Bennett
Midwest Madison College (WI) Mike Davenport
North Plains Kirkwood Community College (IA) Todd Rima
Plains Murray State College (OK) Sam Bjorling
South Atlantic Florida State College at Jacksonville Brad Frick
West Phoenix College (AZ) Kevin Kimball
District School Head Coach (2022 season)
Great Lakes Oakton Community College (IL) Bill Fratto
Mid-Atlantic Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (NC) Frank J. Pait IV
North Niagara County Community College (NY) Matt Clingersmith
North Atlantic Rowan College South Jersey Gloucester (NJ) Rob Valli
North Plains  St. Cloud Technical and Community College (MN)  David Kroger Jr. 
Northeast Northern Essex Community College (MA)  Jeff Mejia 
South Dallas College-Eastfield (TX) Michael Martin
Conference School Head Coach (2022 Season)
Bay Valley Conference Los Medanos College (CA) Anthony D'Albora
Big 8 Conference Folsom Lake College (CA) Rich Gregory
Central Valley Conference Fresno City College (CA) Ron Scott
Coast Conference (North) Skyline College (CA) Tony Brunicardi
Coast Conference (South) Ohlone College (CA) Mike Curran
Golden Valley Conference Feather River College (CA) Terry Baumgartner
Inland Empire Athletic Conference College of the Desert (CA) Sam DiMatteo
Orange Empire Conference Saddleback College (CA) Sommer McCartney
Pacific Coast Conference Palomar College (CA) Ben Adams
South Coast Conference (co-champs) Mt. San Antonio College (CA) John Knott
South Coast Conference (co-champs) Long Beach City College (CA) Casey Crook
Western State Conference (North) Cuesta College (CA) Bob Miller
Western State Conference (South) Glendale College (CA) Alex Kocol
Region School Head Coach (2022 season)
East Region Community Colleges of Spokane (WA) Bryan Winston
North Region Everett Communtiy College (WA) Parker Guinn
South Region Linn-Benton Community College (OR) Andy Peterson
West Region Tacoma Community College (WA) Ryan Mummert
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