This honor comes as the ECU Baseball team celebrates its best season ever. The Pirates won their first ever NCAA regional title before losing to Tennessee in the Super-Regionals, just missing a trip to College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
ECU finished with a 47-13 record and hosted not only their first NCAA Regional, but the Super-Regional as well.
LeClair just finished his fourth season at the helm of the Pirate ship. He is already the third-winningest coach in school history. His squads have won 46 or more wins in each of the past three seasons and he was awarded a five-year contract in June.
Every year, the ABCA awards a regional coach of the year from eight different regions. This years award winners are:
Northeast region--John Szefc of Marist
West--Mark Marquess of Stanford
South Central--(CO-WINNERS)Danny Price of Florida International and Clay Gould of Texas-Arlington
Atlantic--Jim Morris of Miami (FL)
Mideast--Paul Mainieri of Notre Dame
Midwest--Dave VanHorn of Nebraska
South--Rick Jones of Tulane
Note that there are two teams from C-USA and none from the ACC.
The staff of Crossbones want to congratulate Coach LeClair and we hope to be writing our final baseball articles from Omaha next year.