McLennan's Thompson earns regional coach of the year honor

McLennan's Thompson earns regional coach of the year honor

McLennan baseball head coach Mitch Thompson was named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond Regional Coach of the Year for the NJCAA Division I Southwestern Region in a list released Thursday by the ABCA.

This season, Thompson led the Highlanders to the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Championship, the NJCAA Region V Championship and a fifth-place finish at the JUCO World Series. The Highlanders finished the season with an overall record of 52-13.

The regional honorees are eligible for the ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced on July 5.