Georgia high school coach Jim Cahill has been elected as the American Baseball Coaches Association's incoming Fourth Vice President by the association's membership. Cahill is a 25-year continuous member of the ABCA and currently serves on the association's Executive Committee as the Chair of the High School division.
Cahill was nominated for the position of Fourth Vice President by the ABCA Board of Directors during the group's June 2022 meetings in Omaha, Nebraska. The nomination was confirmed via online voting ballot by the ABCA membership. Cahill will assume his new position as Fourth Vice President at the conclusion of the 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville.
Cahill has spent two decades as the head coach at North Forsyth High School in Cummings, Georgia. He has compiled over 300 victories while sending nearly 100 student-athletes on to play at the collegiate level.
In addition to his duties on the ABCA Executive Committee, Cahill is also a member of the ABCA Lefty Gomez Committee and was a longtime member of the ABCA's High School All-America Committee. He remains very involved in the Forsyth County Miracle League and serves as Director for the Senior All-State Games in Georgia as well.
In his new role, Cahill will continue to serve on the ABCA Executive Committee as well as the Board of Directors. He is one of three high school coaches currently serving on the ABCA Board of Directors. Cahill will advance to the next higher officer position (Third Vice President, Second Vice President, First Vice President) within the association over the next several years, ultimately serving as the ABCA President beginning January 2027 through the 2028 ABCA Convention. For now, Cahill will continue to serve as Chair of the High School Division. He will lead the High School Coaches Meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the ABCA Convention when a new High School Division Chair will be nominated and elected by vote during the meeting.