Cheff is named
NAIA Region I Coach of the Year
State College baseball coach Ed Cheff has
been named the American Baseball Coaches
Association/Diamond Sports Company NAIA
Region I Coach of the Year for 2007.
Cheff, who led
the Warriors to their 15th Avista NAIA World
Series national title in the last 24 years,
will be honored during the ABCA National
Convention in Philadelphia on Jan. 4.
LCSC posted a
58-5 record this past season and was the
top-ranked team in the NAIA throughout the
year. The Warriors went undefeated in the
10-team double-elimination World Series to
capture the title. The Warriors had an
all-time high of eight players selected in
the Major League Baseball draft in June,
including Beau Mills, who was the 13th
selection overall by Cleveland.
Cheff, who has
a career record of 1,559-403-2 over 31
years, has been named the NAIA’s Coach of
the Year seven times and was inducted into
the ABCA Hall of Fame in 2006.