Nate YeskieOregon State Winner
Nate Yeskie recently guided the Oregon State pitching staff to a school-record 2.28 earned run average as the Beavers advanced to their 5th trip to the College World Series and finished the year ranked 4th nationally. Under his pitching command in 2013, his players threw a solid 12 shutouts. Throughout his tenure, Oregon State pitchers have been selected 18 times in the MLB Draft with 10 coming in the first 9 rounds. Yeskie continues to build complete pitchers through physical and mental training.
Pete WilkinsonWilkinson Baseball Academy Winner
Pete Wilkinson was one of the pioneers of the instruction business. As a former player for Hall of Fame Coach Rod Dedeaux of USC, he studied the game at the highest level. Upon retirement, Wilkinson went on to create one of the most respected baseball academies in the world. His Academy has never been about volume, but more about working with players who have made a commitment to learn how to increase their baseball skill. As a result of his life long dedication to the sport of baseball, he has been awarded the 2011 Teaching Pro of the Year award.
Nominate a Coach for 2014
All officially rostered pitching coaches from all levels of collegiate baseball are eligible. Selection is based on the total coach profile. The nominee should exemplify the best qualities of a collegiate coach who represents his school with honor and dignity.
He should be an outstanding mentor who trains and teaches the whole player, in both life skills off the field as well as competitive skills on the field. The winner will be honored at a special ceremony during the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, CA next January.