Jets baseball coach Raydon Leaton was named the 2019 ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year for NJCAA Division II Baseball.
Leaton led the Jets to the 2019 World Series Championship in May. NOC Enid was 42-18 in 2019.
The 2019 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year have been announced in all collegiate and high school divisions. The National and Regional Coaches of the Year will be honored on Friday, Jan. 3 in the main clinic hall prior to the start of clinics at the 76th annual ABCA Convention, which will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2019 ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year
NCAA Div. I: Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt (TN)
NCAA Div. II: Joe Urso, Tampa (FL)
NCAA Div. III: Scott Laverty, Champan (CA)
NAIA: Billy Berry, Tennessee Wesleyan
NJCAA Div. I: Anthony Gilich, Central Arizona
NJCAA Div. II: Raydon Leaton, Northern Oklahoma College Enid
NJCAA Div. III: Keith Gorman, Cumberland County (NJ)
Pacific Assoc. Division: John Altobelli, Orange Coast (CA)
High School Div. I: Chan Brown, Parkview (GA)
High School Div. II: Ricky Griffin, Argyle (TX)
High School Div. III: Aaron Frey, Sabetha (KS)
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.