Baseball Coach John Cole Honored by ABCA

PHILADELPHIA - The American Baseball Coaches Association recently honored Penn baseball head coach John Cole for 25 years as a collegiate baseball coach.

Cole was honored by the ABCA for "a quarter century of leadership and devotion to baseball," at the ABCA annual luncheon in January. He has spent 25 years coaching at the Division I and Division III level.

In 2010, Cole led his charges to a 21-20 record as Penn finished in second place in the Lou Gehrig division. He also presided over the arguably the best offense in school history, as the team hit .324 and set modern Penn records for hits (462), runs (337), RBI (309), Doubles (108) and finished second in home runs (43). Overall the team has a pair of 20-win seasons under Cole and earned a division title in 2007.

Prior to Penn, Cole guided Rowan to five NCAAChampionship and two World Series appearances, and compiled a 229-73 (.758) record in seven seasons as head coach.