University of North Georgia baseball coach Tom Cantrell has been named this year’s American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond NCAA Division II Southeast Region Coach of the year, the school announced Friday.
This season, Cantrell led his program to its first NCAA Southeast Regional championship and an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Division II Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Nighthawks also had their first No. 1 national ranking in school history this season and finished with a Peach Belt Conference title.
The North Georgia coach also was named this year’s PBC Coach of the Year. Cantrell will be honored at the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet on Jan. 5, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana.