July 2, 2012
Finalists named for CBI Coach
of the Year
Va. – CollegeBaseballInsider.com has
announced its finalists for National Coach of the Year.
The group includes Andy Lopez of Arizona, Mike
Martin of Florida State, Doug Schreiber of Purdue, Matt Senk of
Stony Brook, Steve Smith of Baylor, Scott Stricklin of Kent
State and Ray Tanner of South Carolina.
The winner will be announced on July 5.
Lopez led the Wildcats to their fourth national
championship. Arizona posted a record of 48-17, winning a share
of the Pac-12 crown at 20-10. The Wildcats won their final 11
contests, including 10 straight victories in the NCAA
In his 33rd season leading the Seminoles, Martin
guided Florida State to the College World Series for the 15th
time. The Seminoles reached 50 wins for the 24th time in program
history, all under Martin.
Schreiber led the Boilermakers to their first Big
Ten title in more than 100 years. Purdue captured both the
regular season and tournament crowns in the Big Ten. The
Boilermakers won a program-record 45 games and hosted their
first NCAA Regional.
Senk directed the Seawolves to 52 wins, the top
mark in the nation. Stony Brook captured the Coral Gables
Regional and Baton Rouge Super Regional, both program firsts,
and the Seawolves made their first appearance in the College
After being picked to finish fourth in the Big
12, Smith led the Bears through the conference with a 20-4 mark.
Baylor posted a 49-17 overall mark and was the No. 4 national
seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears won the Waco Regional.
Stricklin guided the Golden Flashes to their
fourth straight MAC championship and a program-record 47
victories. Kent State won the Gary Regional and Eugene Super
Regional, making its first appearance in the College World
After two consecutive national championships,
Tanner led the Gamecocks back to Omaha and a second-place finish
in the 2012 tourney. South Carolina posted a record of 49-20
overall and 18-11 in the SEC.
Previous CBI Coaches of the Year
2011 – David Esquer, California
2010 – John Savage, UCLA
2009 – Brian O’Connor, Virginia
2008 – Paul Mainieri, LSU, and Mark Marquess,
2007 – Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt, and Rob Childress,
2006 – John Cohen, Kentucky
2005 – Pat Casey, Oregon State
2004 – David Perno, Georgia
2003 – Elliott Avent, North Carolina State