Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.
The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has named Skippers Head Coach Paul Twenge the 2018 Diamond High School Division I National Coach of the Year. Twenge was selected from eight regional winners in Division I for the prestigious national award.
"I am incredibly honored," said Twenge. "This is the largest award I have ever received and it really means something to me."
Twenge initially received the ABCA/Diamond Division I Regional Coach of the Year award for Region 5, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
The National and Regional Coaches of the Year will be honored on Jan. 4 at the 75th annual ABCA Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Fasnacht Named Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year
Chris Fasnacht, the Pitching Coach for Minnetonka High School's baseball team, was recently awarded the NHSBCA "2018 National Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year." The selection for this award is very competitive, and represents all high school baseball programs in the United States. Coach Fasnacht will receive this award at the NHSBCA National convention in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, December 1 at the Coach of the Year Honors Banquet.
"I am very proud to have Chris as a coach in our program," said head coach Paul Twenge. "Our players enjoy him and the information he shares with helps them become better baseball players. We are fortunate to have him at Minnetonka High School."