The 2018 ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet will be held January 5, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be inducted, the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award will be presented and the ABCA/Diamond National & Regional Coaches of the Year will be honored.
The ABCA Hall of Fame class of 2017 includes:
Ed Blankmeyer, St. John’s University (N.Y.)
Hill Denson, Belhaven University (Miss.)
Don Freeman, Prairie High School (Wash.)
Jim Gilligan, Lamar University (Texas)
Tim Hill, Sr., State College of Florida
Bobby Howard, Columbus High School (Ga.)
Andy Lopez, University of Arizona
Stan Luketich, Desert Vista High School (Ariz.)
Pat McMahon, New York Yankees
Frank Permuy, Gaither High School (Florida)
John Schaly, Ashland University (Ohio)
The ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award winner will be announced in September 2017.
Tickets to the event will be available starting Sept. 1, 2017 and must be purchased in advance of the event.
Attendees are requested to wear semi-formal attire.
The banquet and Coach of the Year Awards are presented by Diamond Sports.
The ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award is presented by Wilson Sporting Goods.