by Roy Reiss
January 21, 2014
The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has selected Cotuit Kettleers Head Coach Mike Roberts as one of its inductees into their Hall of Fame Class for 2015.
This is the highest honor the 70 year-old ABCA bestows upon individuals and is their way of recognizing the very best leaders for their outstanding contributions to baseball and the ABCA.
Coach Roberts will enter his 11th year at the helm of the Kettleers this summer. He has led Cotuit into the playoffs in 7 of the previous 10 seasons and has seen two of those teams capture the Arnold Mycock Trophy as champions of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). Prior to his experience on the Cape, Roberts was the head coach at the University of North Carolina from 1978 to 1998. His Tar Heels made the NCAA Tournament 9 times and were participants in the NCAA College World Series twice.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected by my coaching peers for induction to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, “ said Coach Roberts. “I have been richly blessed to have the opportunity to teach and coach baseball the past 40 years. I want to thank the wonderful people who have supported and mentored me on and off the baseball field and also the student-athletes, schools, and organizations who have given me the opportunity to work with them.”
Coach Roberts’ induction will take place at the next ABCA annual convention January 2-5, 2015, in Orlando with the actual ceremony taking place Saturday evening, January 3rd.