2020 ABCA Hitting Hot Stove Panel

2020 ABCA Hitting Hot Stove Panel

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Bill Berry – Tennessee Weselyan University

Coach Berry has a record of 472-187 in 11 seasons as head coach. He has led his team to 10 conference championships in those 11 seasons. They have appeared in the post season 9 of those 11 years and have been to the NAIA World Series.
He has been selected as the conference coach of the year 8 times, Regional 3 times and was named the ABCA Naia National Coach of the Year in 2012


A baseball player wearing a black hat Description automatically generated Darin Everson – Colorado Rockies, Hitting Coordinator
Coach Everson has been in professional baseball for 14 years. He has served as a manager, hitting coach, scout & now coordinator. He played professional baseball for 7 years. Managed in the Northwoods League, coached in the Alaska Baseball League and has been a junior college assistant and high school head coach. Was also an All-American catcher at Mayville State University




A person wearing a hat posing for the camera Description automatically generated Dan Fitzgerald – Dallas Baptist University

Coach Fitzgerald came to DBU after a very successful tenure at DesMoines Area Community College. In his five seasons there he won five conference championships and advanced to the World Series four times. AT DBU he has also helped the program become nationally recognized. In his eight seasons the Patriots have had a league high 58 players make the Missouri Valley All-Conference team and has had 28 players drafted



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Rudy Garbalosa – Lynn University

Coach Garbalosa has led the baseball program at Lynn University for 19 years. He is the winningest coach in the university’s history and won the 2009 NCAA II National Championships. He has ten 30 win seasons in his tenure and been to the post season five times. He is the National Chair for the ABCA All-American Committee. He is a very personable and caring coach. We are thrilled to have him on our panel



A person wearing a red shirt and smiling at the camera Description automatically generated Derek Sullivan – Sacramento City College

Coach Sullivan has been coaching in the Sac City program for 16 years and has been the head coach for the past 8 in this storied program. He has an impressive .639 winning percentage, and led the Panthers to 6 Final Fours. The Panthers enjoyed offensive success this past year due to how hitters are being instructed, investment in technology, overload/underload training and an increase in swing freedom are all tenants of their new approach



A baseball player wearing a red hat Description automatically generated Zac Mitchell – Harpeth High School

After graduating from Belmont University, he started his coaching career at Florence Freedom High School as a hitting coach. Then he returned to his alma mater at Belmont University. Zac played at a community college prior to coming to play for the Belmont Bruins. He started both years. He also played four years of independent baseball