Yavapai Community College Prescott campus baseball coach Ryan Cougill named a 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond Regional Coach of the Year on July 5
Cougill guided the Yavapai College — Prescott campus — Roughriders to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1, Region 1 championship and a Western District title this spring en route to the program’s first berth into the Junior College World Series in nine years. The team lost in the first round of play.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its more than 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries.
Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College (NJCAA and Pacific Association Division), High School and Youth.