Awards continue to roll into Pearl River Community College’s baseball program with the latest coming to the Wildcats’ head coach Michael Avalon.
Avalon has been named NJCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association after leading his team to a 45-11 overall record, a MACCC conference championship, and an NJCAA Division II national championship. The national championship also marked Avalon’s 200th career win as a head coach.
“Michael Avalon has established Pearl River Community College baseball as the premier junior college program in the country. Coach Avalon is a very dedicated, selfless, and tireless worker who sacrifices daily for those around him,” PRCC Athletics Director Scotty Fletcher said. “He is a players coach, who maximizes the ability and potential from every person associated within the program. His teams play with supreme discipline and have a subtle edge about themselves when they take the field and are always fun to watch.”
Avalon will be honored at the 2023 ABCA Convention in Nashville on January 6.