MCC Baseball Coach in National Hall of Fame

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 8, 2005) - Manatee Community College (MCC) head baseball coach Tim Hill has been elected to the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Baseball Hall of Fame. He will attend an induction ceremony held in conjunction with the JUCO World Series banquet in Grand Junction, Colo., on Friday, May 27.

In his 24th year as MCC's head coach, Hill is known as the college's "all-time winningest" coach with an overall college record of 902 wins and only 417 losses.  He has taken MCC teams to four JUCO World Series appearances, including two JUCO World Series national runners-up finishes, five state titles and 13 Suncoast Conference championships, and guided MCC to a state-record nine consecutive state tournament appearances.

"Tim Hill's leadership qualities have been recognized on state and national levels. He brings out the best in individual players and inspires them to work as a team," said MCC President Dr. Sarah Pappas.

Hill has been named conference Coach of the Year in 13 different seasons and captured other Coach of the Year honors at both state and national levels. In 2000, he was inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Association Hall of Fame and named to his alma mater's (George Washington University) All-Century First Team.


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