The College Baseball Foundation has announced that Michigan head coach Erik Bakich is the winner of the 2019 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award. Bakich led Michigan into the NCAA Tournament, where his team finished as the runner-up behind Vanderbilt University.More
The Skip Bertman Coach of the Year Award honors the nation's top coach from any level of college baseball.
Bakich led the Wolverines into the 2019 NCAA Tournament field of 64 as one of the last four teams in. They won the Corvallis Regional, then upset No. 1-ranked UCLA in the Super Regional to advance to the College World Series, where they finished as the National runner-up behind Vanderbilt University. More »
Willis led the 2018 Bengals to the sixth national championship in school history. They finished the season with a 59-6 record, the most wins in school history. It marked the ninth 50-win season since Willis became coach in 2004 and the ninth appearance in the World Series.
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Tim Scannell led the Tigers to a 5-0 record at the DIII World Series in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, which marked the second consecutive trip to the national stage by Trinity. The Tigers beat Keystone (PA) College, 2-0, in the best-of-three games finals series, and completed the campaign with a 44-7 record, setting a school mark for victories in a season.
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Dickson led the Roadrunners to a 4-0 record at the NJCAA Division III World Series, a 49-3 overall record and the first national championship in school history.