EBCA AWARDS

EBCA Awards

EBCA Awards

Discover the prestigious accolades of the European Baseball Coaches Association (EBCA), celebrating remarkable individuals who have significantly advanced baseball in Europe. Established to recognize exceptional contributions, the EBCA Career Achievement Award has been a beacon since its inception. Additionally, the EBCA Coach of the Year Award, inaugurated in 2008, commends outstanding coaching achievements within the past year.

Join us at our annual convention where the EBCA presents these esteemed awards. Through a meticulous selection process, coaches who have made significant impacts on European baseball are duly honored.

In addition to the Coach of the Year (COY) and Career Achievement (CAA) awards, the EBCA also bestows the Grassroots Award, acknowledging coaches who excel in youth development and grassroots initiatives.

Coach of the Year - Election Process

Take part to the EBCA Coach of the Year Award election process.

The European Baseball Coaches Association is proud to announce the election process for the EBCA Coach of the Year Award. The EBCA wants to give a chance to all people interested in European baseball to be part of the process. If you know a coach that, in your mind, deserves some credit for his recent achievements, submit his name with a short resume and achievements of the past year. If you want to take it a step further and vote for the coach, that you feel deserves it the most, sign up with EBCA and get access to the poll.

Nomination Process & Pre-selection Process:

Nominations including a description of the coaches' achievements during the past 12 months need to be submitted by October 15th at the latest (anyone can submit a motivated nomination).
Each EBCA board member will evaluate each candidate and will grade each one of them from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest, 5 the highest score). The membership record of each candidate will be taken into account in the pre-election process. These rankings will be collected by the EBCA Award Committee, which then will nominate the 3 highest scoring candidates to the EBCA membership to vote on.

Final Election Process:

EBCA members will receive the right to vote on one of the remaining 3 candidates. The votes of our EBCA membership will count for 35% of the overall result.
Baseball enthusisats across the globe can also vote for their favorite candidate. The general voting accounts for 35% of the overal result. The votes from the EBCA staff account for the final 30% of the result.

Announcement:

The recipient of the Coach of the Year Award will be announced at the upcoming EBCA Convention.


The new Grassroots Award recipient is elected according to the exact same pattern.

EBCA Awards by the Year


2023

EBCA Coach of the Year 2023: Lahcène Benhamida France
Lahcène Benhamida
Coach of the Year

FRANCE


2022

EBCA Coach of the Year 2022: Pavel Chadim Czech Republic
Pavel Chadim
Coach of the Year

CZECH REPUBLIC


2021

EBCA Coach of the Year 2021: Sidney de Jong Netherlands
Sidney de Jong
Coach of the Year

NETHERLANDS


2019

EBCA Coach of the Year 2019: Daniele Frignani Italy
Daniele Frignani
Coach of the Year

ITALY

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2019: Don Freeman USA
Don Freeman
Career Achievement Award

USA

EBCA Grassroots Award 2019: Ralf Widmann Germany
Ralf Widmann
Grassroots Award

GERMANY


2018

EBCA Coach of the Year 2018: Bradley Roper-Hubbert USA
Bradley Roper-Hubbert
Coach of the Year

USA

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2018: Dan Bonanno USA
Dan Bonanno
Career Achievement Award

USA

EBCA Grassroots Award 2018: Vincent Bidaut France
Vincent Bidaut
Grassroots Award

FRANCE


2017

EBCA Coach of the Year 2017: Hioruki Sakanashi Japan
Hioruki Sakanashi
Coach of the Year

JAPAN

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2017: Marco Mazzieri Italy
Marco Mazzieri
Career Achievement Award

ITALY

EBCA Grassroots Award 2017: Benjamin Germany
Benjamin "Benji" Kleiner
Grassroots Award

GERMANY


2016

EBCA Coach of the Year 2016: Sven Hendrickx Belgium
Sven Hendrickx
Coach of the Year

BELGIUM

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2016: Jan Bagin Czech Republic
Jan Bagin
Career Achievement Award

CZECH REPUBLIC

EBCA Grassroots Award 2016: David Körber Austria
David Körber
Grassroots Award

AUSTRIA


2015

EBCA Coach of the Year 2015: David Winkler Czech Republic
David Winkler
Coach of the Year

CZECH REPUBLIC

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2015: Bill Holmberg USA
Bill Holmberg
Career Achievement Award

USA

EBCA Grassroots Award 2015: Terry Lingenhoel USA
Terry Lingenhoel
Grassroots Award

USA


2014

EBCA Coach of the Year 2014: Steve Janssen Belgium
Steve Janssen
Coach of the Year

BELGIUM

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2014: Pat Doyle USA
Pat Doyle
Career Achievement Award

USA


2013

EBCA Coach of the Year 2013: Evert-Jan 't Hoen Netherlands
Evert-Jan 't Hoen
Coach of the Year

NETHERLANDS

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2013: Bill Arce USA
Bill Arce
Career Achievement Award

USA


2012

EBCA Coach of the Year 2012: Mauro Mazzotti Italy
Mauro Mazzotti
Coach of the Year

ITALY

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2012: Claus Helmig Germany
Claus Helmig
Career Achievement Award

GERMANY


2011

EBCA Coach of the Year 2011: Brian Farley USA
Brian Farley
Coach of the Year

USA

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2011: Sam Dempster Canada
Sam Dempster
Career Achievement Award

CANADA


2010

EBCA Coach of the Year 2010: Greg Frady USA
Greg Frady
Coach of the Year

USA

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2010: Georg Bull Germany
Georg Bull
Career Achievement Award

GERMANY


2009

EBCA Coach of the Year 2009: Steve Janssen Belgium
Steve Janssen
Coach of the Year

BELGIUM

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2009: Clive Russell USA
Clive Russell
Career Achievement Award

USA


2008

EBCA Coach of the Year 2008: Christophe Dassy Belgium
Christophe Dassy
Coach of the Year

BELGIUM

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2008: Tom O'Connell USA
Tom O'Connell
Career Achievement Award

USA


2007

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2007: Tony Klarberg Sweden
Tony Klarberg
Career Achievement Award

SWEDEN


2006

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2006: Jim Jones USA
Jim Jones
Career Achievement Award

USA


2005

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2005: Robert Eenhoorn Netherlands
Robert Eenhoorn
Career Achievement Award

NETHERLANDS


2004

EBCA Career Achievement Award 2004: Giuseppe Guilizzoni Italy
Giuseppe Guilizzoni
Career Achievement Award

ITALY

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