Phil CudariSeton Hall University Winner
Phil Cundari, who just completed his 12th season at Seton Hall, has coached 17 players who were either drafted or signed as a free agent. Most recently, Cundari helped craft one of the top pitching staffs in Seton Hall history in 2011 which had the eighth lowest ERA of NCAA Division I schools at 2.68. For the past 10 years, Cundari has run his own private practice as a sports performance consultant. A licensed psychotherapist, he specializes in peak performance and mental toughness training for athletes of all levels.
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 2012
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.