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Awards Central – The American Baseball Coaches Association
The American Baseball Coaches Association's robust awards program honors hundreds of coaches and thousands of athletes on an annual basis. The ABCA Hall of Fame, which is the association's highest honor, was founded in 1966 and is commemorated at
. The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the oldest All-America teams in college baseball, founded in 1949, and they are the only All-Americans selected by coaches.
Induction to the ABCA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The ABCA was founded in 1945 and the Hall of Fame began in 1966, with more than 300 inductees so far.
ABCA Hall of Fame
The prestigious ABCA/ATEC National & Regional Coaches of the Year are selected by member coaches in 11 divisions. The Coaches of the Year are recognized annually at the ABCA Convention.
Coaches of the Year
The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the oldest All-America teams in college baseball, founded in 1949, and are the only teams selected by coaches. They are selected in nine divisions, from NCAA to high school.
ABCA/Rawlings Pitchers and Position Players of the Year are selected in nine divisions (NCAA Div. I, II & III, NAIA, NJCAA Div. I, II & III, Pacific Association and High School) and chosen from the All-America First Teams.
Players of the Year
The ABCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award, selected in 11 divisions, recognizes coaching expertise, recruiting, program loyalty and respect for the players and the game, among other criteria.
Assistant Coaches of the Year
The ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams honor more than 1,000 student-athletes on an annual basis. All-Region Teams are selected in five divisions (NCAA Div. I, II & III, Pacific Association, High School).
The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams are selected in nine divisions, with all honorees receiving a Rawlings Gold Glove similar to those awarded to Major League players. This award was founded in 2007.
Gold Glove Awards
ABCA Lifetime Members are those coaches who have been members of the organization for 35 consecutive years and support amateur baseball across the world. Lifetime members no longer have to pay annual dues.
The Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award honors individuals who embody the ABCA Code of Ethics. The ABCA strives for sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity to the highest degree.
Ethics in Coaching Award
The Lefty Gomez Award is presented to an individual who has distinguished himself among his peers and has contributed significantly to the game of baseball locally, nationally and internationally.
Lefty Gomez Award
The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award honors high school and college programs that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Nearly 600 programs were recognized in 2021.
Team Academic Excellence Award
The ABCA Century Club recognizes member coaches for every 100 victories they accumulate, awarding each with a certificate. Countless hours of dedication and work go into these milestones.
The American Baseball Coaches Association has partnered with Driveline Baseball to grant six convention scholarships that cover convention registration costs for coaches.
The ABCA has partnered with Terryberry to recognize the collegiate coaches who have led their respective program to a conference championship across the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and Pacific Association Division.
Turface Athletics and the ABCA have teamed up to offer Field Maintenance Awards and Scholarships, which recognize the efforts of high school and college coaches who work hard to maintain their fields.
Field Maintenance Awards
The Meritorious Service Award is presented to a person who has proven himself/herself in service to amateur baseball and the ABCA, and whose actions have resulted in a notable impact on the sport.
Meritorious Service Award