GREENSBORO, N.C. — The American Baseball Coaches Association and Diamond Sports have named Augustana Baseball head coach Tim Huber the NCAA Division-II National Coach of the Year.
Huber becomes the first coach in Augustana baseball history and the fifth coach in Augustana Athletics history to be named National Coach of the Year. Augustana Men’s Basketball head coach Tom Billeter was the last Vikings coach to earn a National Coach of the Year honor, earning the NABC National Coach of the Year in 2015-16.
This announcement comes a day after the 2018 Division-II College World Series National Champion head coach was named the Central Region Coach of the Year.
The 2018 Augustana Baseball team won a program record 52 games, including a NSIC Tournament Championship, a Central Regional Tournament Championship to go along with their first Division-II College World Series National Championship in school history.
Other than the 52-9 overall record in 2018, 12 of Huber’s student-athletes were named Academic All-NSIC, seven were named All-NSIC.
Coach Huber will be honored on Friday, Jan. 4 in the main clinic hall prior to the start of clinics at the 75th annual ABCA Convention, which is held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.