PRESS RELEASE 1/4/2015: Cotuit Kettleers Head Coach Mike Roberts Receives Prestigious Honor
ORLANDO, FL – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has inducted Cotuit Kettleers Head Coach Mike Roberts into their Hall of Fame Class for 2015 at a ceremony on Saturday January 3, 2015 in Orlando, FL at the ABCA Annual Convention. This is the highest honor the 71 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 12th year at the helm of the Cotuit Kettleers in 2015. He has led Cotuit into the playoffs in 8 of the previous 11 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 plus 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.”