DURHAM, N.C. – Coker College head baseball coach, Luke Harrigan, was one of six coaches to speak at the American Baseball Coaches Association's (ABCA) Barnstormers Clinic held in Durham Saturday (Nov. 18) afternoon. The Cobra skipper spoke on practice planning and implementing those plans into baseball programs.
"It's always an honor to be involved in anything with the ABCA," said Harrigan. "It was a great opportunity to meet some excellent baseball minds from all levels and speak on behalf of what we do at Coker College."
The one-day clinics are for baseball coaches and focus on fundamentals, practical position-specific drills, coaching cues, and practice organization tips. The events are hosted by ABCA member coaches and are open to the public.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its more than 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.
The Coker College baseball team will open up their 2018 campaign on Feb. 3 with a double header against Chowan on Tom J. Field at Dave Schmotzer Stadium.