The honor was announced July 2, two months after the Tritons’ second straight appearance at the NCAA Divison II College World Series, having won two back-to-back regional titles and a second straight perfect West Regional run.
Newman was previously named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2012.
In his seven years at UCSD, Newman directed the program to a 43-17 overall record. In the last two years, he got more than 40 wins each season and has a 30-14 record in the CCAA. Those 30 wins were the most in the CCAA under Newman and UCSD’s second most since joining in 2001.
Newman has directed the Tritons to seven seasons in a row with a plus-.500 overall record, six of them with more than 30 wins, and now back-to-back 40-win campaigns.
He will receive his award on Jan. 4 at the 75th annual ABCA Convention in Dallas, Texas.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 10,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries.
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