2011 Teaching Pro of the Year

Pete Wilkinson


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.


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History of the Award

"Teaching Pro of the Year Award": In 2009, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and John Pinkman launched a joint effort to recognize the nation's best teaching professionals. This award acknowledges a pitching instructor or coach who best exemplifies the art of teaching pitchers. Tom House, in 2009, was awarded the first Teaching Pro of the Year Award. In fact, the award is named after Tom as a result of his lifetime devotion to research and instruction.

Past Winners

2010 Karl Kuhn University of Virginia
2019 Tom House  

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.

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