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Nick Mingione named Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach of the Year

Add another major accomplishment to Nick Mingione’s shelf through his first season as UK’s head baseball coach.

Today the first-year skipper was named the 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach of the Year for college baseball. “It’s only one year but it’s pretty clear that the culture for the Kentucky baseball program has already changed, significantly,” the Perfect Game release says.

As you know, Mingione took the Wildcats to the program’s first ever Super Regional, only to fall to a very talented Louisville team in Louisville this past weekend. Kentucky finished the season 43-23 with signature series wins over Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Missouri, LSU and South Carolina.

Louisville’s Brendan McKay, who beat Kentucky in its last game, won the Player of the Year award.

Go Mingione.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Nick Mingione named Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach of the Year



  1. Penn Chaloaf
    4:46 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    GO CATS!



  2. J-Dub421
    5:01 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    Well deserved.



  3. UK_Gr8ness
    8:01 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    More than Deserved!!!



  4. TBW3011
    8:33 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    Congrats Coach!



  5. Kychopsticks
    8:45 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not a baseball fam at all after playing for two years, but I’ve watched every game since hearing his interview on the show. I will continue to watch UK baseball for the duration of his coaching days here!

  6. What an awesome dude! Congrats Coach!

    Mitch B. has done such a wonderful job of hiring good people, unlike the school up the road.