CCRI's Hopkins named ABCA Coach of the Year


The 2012 CCRI baseball team had a dream season. The Knights finished with a 33-13 record and won the Region XXI and Eastern District Championships and capped their season with a trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Okla.

The Knights fell in their two games in Enid but were still one of the top 10 Division II baseball programs in the nation. Recently, the Knights received their final award from that dream season with head coach Ken Hopkins being named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond Sports Company Eastern District Coach of the Year. Hopkins is the CCRI Baseball Program’s all-time wins leader with a 304-141-2 overall record over his 12 seasons as head coach.

The Division II Baseball National Coach of the Year honors went to Jeff Willis, the Head Coach of National Champion LSU-Eunice.


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