The conclusion of the annual ABCA Convention marks the transition of the association's officer positions for the new year. 32-year ABCA member Jim Schlossnagle, head coach at Texas A&M University, officially took over as the ABCA President on Friday, January 6 during the ABCA Convention.
Schlossnagle will serve the entire 2023 calendar year as President of the association. He initially joined the ABCA Board of Directors while serving as the NCAA Div. I Chair before being elected by the ABCA membership to serve as ABCA Fourth Vice President in 2019. Since that time, Schlossnagle has served on the ABCA's Board of Directors and Executive Committee simultaneously while progressing through each Vice Presidential seat. As Second Vice President in 2021, Schlossnagle arranged all of the clinic speakers that presented at the 2022 ABCA Convention in Nashville.
In addition to Schlossnagle, each of the ABCA's current Vice Presidents moved up one seat while Jim Cahill, who was voted by the ABCA membership in Fall 2022 to serve as Fourth Vice President, officially stepped into his new role. In 2023, Second Vice President Bob Whalen (Dartmouth College) and Third Vice President John McCormack (Florida Atlantic University) are tasked with arranging the clinicians for the 2024 ABCA Convention scheduled for January 4-7 in Dallas!
Here's a look at all of the 2023 American Baseball Coaches Association Officers...
ABCA Board of Directors
The ABCA Board of Directors is the group in charge of leading the largest amateur baseball coaching association in the World. The mission of the Board of Directors, as outlined in the ABCA Bylaws, is to establish the policy and principles of conducting the affairs of the Association, act on Constitution and Bylaw revisions, adopt proposed budgets and oversee financial affairs of the Association and employ the ABCA staff to efficiently conduct the business of the organization. The Board of Directors meets four times annually, twice during the ABCA Convention and twice in June.
The ABCA Board of Directors consists of the following:
All Past ABCA Presidents
- Current ABCA President
- Jim Schlossnagle, Texas A&M University
- Current ABCA Vice Presidents
- First Vice President: Matt Noone, Babson College
- Second Vice President: Bob Whalen, Dartmouth College
- Third Vice President: John McCormack, Florida Atlantic University
- Fourth Vice President: Jim Cahill, North Forsyth High School (GA)
- Three Divisional Chairs from the ABCA Executive Committee
- Rob Hahne, Westfield High School (VA)/Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League
- Scott Laverty, Chapman University
- Jeff Willis, LSU Eunice