Huntington, Ind.—Mike Frame, coach of the Huntington University Forester baseball team, will be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.
“This is the highest honor a baseball coach in Indiana can receive,” Frame said. “I am honored and humbled to be inducted. God truly has blessed me to be able to invest my life coaching baseball at Huntington University. I appreciate the opportunity Huntington has given me. This honor is also a tribute to the great student-athletes and assistant coaches involved in the baseball program over the years.”
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In the spring, Frame will begin his 25th year as head baseball coach at Huntington. The Foresters have compiled a 575-464 record during his tenure. The team has captured the Mid-Central College Conference title or conference tournament title 12 times during Frame’s previous 24 seasons.
Frame has been honored as MCC Coach of the Year five times. He also has been named District and Area Coach of the Year by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The National Christian College Athletic Association selected him as District Coach of the Year in 1988. In 2003, Frame was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he also serves as the associate director of admissions. Frame, and his wife, Diane, have three children: Thad, Heath and Cora. The Frames reside in Huntington.
The induction ceremony will be held Jan. 23, 2009, and will be part of the annual baseball clinic awards banquet sponsored by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association and Jostens.
Others to be inducted are Andy Benes, former major-league baseball pitcher; Max Schumacher, president of the minor league Indianapolis Indians; Brian Dudley, coach at Wapahani High School; and John Oliver, a longtime supporter of youth baseball programs in northern Indiana.
The sponsoring body of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame is the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, an organization that has served the baseball coaches of Indiana since 1971.The first inductions were in July 1979, and there are currently 91 inductees in the hall of fame in four categories, pro-player, coach-manager (high school, college, pro), contributor and veteran. The veteran is selected by a committee of retired or long-time coaches. All other inductees must receive 65 percent of total votes cast by IHSBA member coaches.
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