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 www.ABCAHallofFame.org. 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 700 inductees so far. ABCA Hall of Fame
Coaches of the Year
The prestigious ABCA/Diamond Sports 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
All-Americans
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. All-America Teams
Players of the Year
ABCA Players of the Year are selected in nine divisions (NCAA Div. I, II & III, NAIA, NJCAA Div. I, II & III, Pacific Association Division and High School) from among the All-America First Teams. ABCA Players of the Year
Gold Glove
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
All-Region Teams
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). All-Region Teams
Lefty Gomez 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
Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award
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
Field Maintenance Awards
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 & Scholarships
Technology Awards
Diamond Kinetics and the ABCA have partnered to offer Technology Awards and Scholarships, which recognize the efforts of coaches who adopt and integrate baseball specific technology into their program. Technology Awards & Scholarships
Team Academic Excellence 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. More than 200 programs were recognized in 2017. Team Academic Excellence Award
ABCA Honor Award
The American Baseball Coaches Association's Honor Award is presented annually to individuals involved in baseball who have distinguished themselves and are recognized for achievements in their profession. Honor Award
Assistant Coach of the Year
The ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year Award recognizes coaching expertise, recruiting, loyalty to the program and respect for the players and the game, among other criteria. Assistant Coach of the Year
Lifetime Membership Award
ABCA Lifetime Members are those coaches who have been members of the organization for 35 consecutive years and support to amateur baseball across the world. Lifetime members no longer have to pay annual dues. Lifetime Members
Meritorious Service Award
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
ABCA Century Club
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. Century Club