Jim Reid Inducted into class of 2015

jim_reid_2015JIM REID—Gibson Southern High School—RETIRED

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during its 2014 induction ceremony on Jan. 23, 2015. We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Jim Reid. Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Jim is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Missouri Central High School where he was a three-year starter and won a state championship in high school. He played collegiately at Murray State University where he was a letter winner and twice selected to the All Conference team. He then played two years of professional ball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Coach Reid spent one year at Ft. Branch High School (consolidation) and then 33 years at Gibson Southern High School. His combined record was 530 wins and 390 losses and that included 6 Sectional titles, 1 Regional crown, 1 Semi-State championship, 7 PAC and 2 Big Eight Conference Titles.

Bob Shinkan Inducted into the class if 2015

BOB SHINKAN—Munster High School—ACTIVE

 

bob_skinkan_2015The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2014 induction ceremony on Jan. 23, 2015.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Bob Shinkan.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

 

Coach Shinkan has been working in the baseball coach’s box for 26 years.  He played and coached under Mike Niksic, a 1996 Hall of Fame inductee.  There have been only two head baseball coaches at Munster High School.  Bob has a record of 583-291-1 in his tenure at Munster.  Bob’s wins have taken his Mustangs to nine Sectional titles, four Regionals, one Semi-state and a State Championship in 2002.

Bob has also won 9 Conference titles.

 

Bob was the 2002 State Coach of the year and can count 15 other local and conference  Coach of the Year awards.  He was a North All-Star coach in 2001 and has been very involved in work on various IHSBCA committees. Nine of his players have been selected as North All-Stars, 10 of his players have earned All-State honors while 21 have been named to the All-Academic teams. Four of his players have played professionally.

 

Chip O’Neil Inducted into the class of 2015

CHIP O’NEIL—South Bend St. Joseph/South  Bend Clay High School – RETIRED

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2014 induction ceremony on Jan. 23, 2015.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Chip O’Neil.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

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Coach O’Neil spent 33 years as a head coach.  Eleven of those years were at South Bend St. Joseph and twenty-two years were at South Bend Clay High School.  During that time he had a record of 545 wins, 352 losses, and 6 ties.  He won seven Sectional championships, three Regional titles, and one Northern Indiana Conference crown.

He is a graduate of LaPorte High School where he was captain and MVP of the 1971 state championship team.  He went on to continue his baseball career at Ball State University.  He has been a district rep for the IHSBCA, served on numerous committees and was as All-Star Coach in 2008.  He coached nine North All-Stars during his tenure and has been named conference coach of the year.  He also served as president of the IHSBCA.

 

Al Rabe Inducted into the class of 2015

al_rabe_2015AL RABE—Jeffersonville/Scottsburg High School—ACTIVE

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2014 induction ceremony on Jan. 23, 2015.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Al Rabe.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Al has been involved as a head coach at the high school level for 31 years. He started his coaching career at Castle High School in 1980 for 6 seasons and then went to Boonville High School.  After three years at Boonville he was then asked to coach at Jeffersonville where he spent 19 seasons at the helm.  In 2012 this graduate of University of Evansville took over the Scottsburg baseball program.  During Al’s 31 years of coaching high school baseball he has won 509 games and is still going strong.

 

Coach Rabe has won 12 Sectionals, 5 Regionals, and two Semi-State championships plus numerous conference crowns.  Three times he has been voted as District Coach of the Year.  He has been Vice-president of the IHSBCA for three years and was the IHSBCA President in 2009-2010.  He also served as an IHSBCA district rep for 10 years.  Al was a North/South All-Star coach in 2002.

 

Andy Owen Inducted into class of 2015

 

 

Andy Oweandrew_owen_2016n spent 28 years coaching high school baseball in Ft. Wayne.  A graduate of Ft. Wayne Concordia HS and Indiana University, he began his coaching career in 1984 as an assistant coach at Ft. Wayne Elmhurst HS.  In 1987 he became an assistant coach at Ft. Wayne Snider HS and went on to assume the head coaching duties in 1993.  Coach Owen le the Panthers program thru the 2011 season and won 359 games during his tenure.

His championships included 5 sectionals, 2 regionals, 2 semi-states, and 2 state titles.  His ball club won 8 conference crowns and he was awarded state coach of the year honors during that time period.  In addition to coaching at the high school level, Andy worked in the Ft. Wayne summer Wildcat League for over 10 years.  He has served on the IHSBCA Poll Panel and was an active ABCA member.

Phil Webster inducted into the Class of 2015

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2014 induction ceremony on Jan. 23, 2015.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Phil Webster.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Phil WebsterPHIL WEBSTER—Decatur Central High School
Coach Webster started his coaching career at North Salem High School in 1967 and won 45 games and a sectional championship in three years. Phil moved on to a 27 year run at Decatur Central High School and amassed a record of 558 wins and 254 losses. Accomplishments include 7 Marion County Championships, 11 Conference Championships, and 11 Sectional Championships, 2 Regional
Championships and a Semi-State and 4A State Championship in 2008. In 2012 Coach Webster became the pitching coach at Franklin College and his pitching staff was able to set the lowest ERA in the history of the school. In 2013 Phil Webster became the varsity baseball coach at North Putnam High School. His record was 20-5 and that included both a conference and Putnam County championship. Over his career Coach Webster has won 603 games while losing 273. He is currently an assistant coach at Mooresville High School
Phil graduated from Wilkinsburg High School in Pittsburgh, PA and then graduated from Milligan College where he pitched varsity baseball for four years. He later received a Masters degree from Purdue University. During his coaching career Coach Webster won numerous Coach of the Year awards

Billy McCool inducted into the Class of 2013

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2013 induction ceremony on Jan. 25 2013.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Billy McCool.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Billy_McCoolBILLY McCOOL (selected by the Veterans Committee):
Born in Batesville, he was a left-handed pitcher signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1963. He played from 1964-70 with the Reds, Padres and Cardinals. He pitched in 292 games with a 3.59 ERA and was an All-Star in 1966 as a 21-year-old with the Reds.

Jack Campbell inducted into the Class of 2013

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during its 2013 induction ceremony on Jan. 25 2013. We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Jack Campbell.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Jack_CampbellJACK CAMPBELL (selected by the IHSBCA):
A graduate of East Gary Edison in 1962 and a basketball and baseball player at IU where he led the Big 10 in hitting his senior year. His tenure at Chesterton High School began in 1970 and he has won more than 600 games, including 16 Sectional and three Regional titles.

Gene Butts inducted into the Class of 2013

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association have added five more former players, coaches and others with ties to Indiana and significant contributions to the game of baseball during  its 2013 induction ceremony on Jan. 25 2013.  We are proud to announce that one of those new members include Gene Butts.  Here is a short profile of his accomplishments.

Gene_ButtsGENE BUTTS (selected by the IHSBCA):
Butts graduated from Beaver Dam High School. He umpired more than 55 years, working 35 Sectionals, 24 Regionals, 17 Semi-States and eight State Finals. He was named IHSAA-UOTY in 2000. Butts also worked collegiate games for 45 years in the Hoosier-Buckeye, Mid-American and Mid-Central conferences.

2013 Celebrity Golf Classic Registration Information

The 2013 Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame
Celebrity Golf Classic will be held on
Friday, October 4, 2013 at Sultans Run Golf Club

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about sponsorships or participation at
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