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IHSBCA Virtual Clinic Announcement (update 1/17):

We are very happy to announce our 2021 IHSBCA Virtual Clinic.  This year's clinic will be on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th.  The times will be as follows:  Friday 1/29 - speakers are scheduled at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  The 8 pm and 9 pm sessions will include our high school coaches mini-sessions.  On Saturday 1/30 - we will begin with an FCA round table session at 7:45 am, then have a speaker every hour starting at 9:00 am until our last session at 5:00 pm.  Our final 5:00 pm session will be a Q and A session with a panel of MLB hitting coaches.  We have added a schedule with speaker times below.

There will not be a IHSAA rules meeting during the virtual clinic this year.  There are no new rules added this year by the NFHS.  The IHSAA will put together a rules review presentation for coaches that will come out in April.  Along with that, there will also not be an umpire clinic this year.  Mike Botts and the IHSAA will have a presentation for all umpires later this spring.

The clinic registration form is included on the website, (see form above this message).  We have included this year a clinic registration fee scale for teams with multiple coaches on their coaching staff.  The most important part of the registration will be including each coaches email, which we need towards sending you back an email 10 days before the clinic with the clinic log-in information you will need to watch both days of the virtual clinic.  

Here are the Coaches and times for the virtual clinic:

Friday January 29th:

4:00 pm - Travis Hergert - Philadelphia Phillies MiLB Assistant Pitching Coordinator  (Drills for Skills - A Holistic Approach to Guiding Pitchers to High Performance)

5:00 pm - Brian Miles - Cleveland Indians MLB Performance Coach  (Being where your feet are - Mental Performance)

6:00 pm - John Anderson - University of Minnesota Head Coach  (Developing and Maintaining Throwing Protocols for the Everyday Player)

7:00 pm - Robin Lund - University of Iowa  (Developing Throwing Programs for HS Pitchers)

8:00 pm - Alex Bohl - MC Newman Head Coach  (Middle Infield Play)      (or)

                  State Championship Coaches Panel  (Joel Schares, Eben Baumhover, Chad Wiedmann, Michael Barta)

9:00 pm - Ethan Miller - Central Springs Baseball and AD  (Mental Game)       (or)

                  Sportsplex West (Waukee) - 90 MPH Club/Individual Off-Season Plans 

Saturday January 30th:

7:45 am - FCA Round Table Speaker - Rick Horton (former MLB pitcher with Cardinals, Dodgers, and White Sox.  Currently part of the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting team doing Play by Play and commentary.  He has been the director of the St. Louis Area FCA since 1993.)

9:00 am - Joe Eisenmann - LATD-Long Term Athletic Development, PhD from Michigan State, founded Spartan Performance  (Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: Concepts in Long-Term Athletic Development)

10:00 am - Drew Saylor - Kansas City Royals Hitting Coordinator  (Basic Foundations of Hitting and How to Individualize a Team Practice)

11:00 am - Luke Carlin - Cleveland Indians MiLB Manager/Catching Instructor  (Catching with the Cleveland Indians)

12:00 (noon) - Darren Fenster - Boston Red Sox Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator  (Baserunning: The Game's Most Detailed Skill)

1:00 pm - JT Maguire - Cleveland Indians MiLB Coach  (Developing a Game Ready Outfielder)

2:00 pm - Shaun Larkin - LA Dodgers Assistant Field Coordinator   (Practice Development)

3:00 pm - Kai Correa - San Francisco Giants Bench Coach  (Infield - On the Run Plays)

4:00 pm - Joel Mangrum - Cleveland Indians Pitching Coordinator  (State of the Game 2021: Pitching Discussion)

5:00 pm - Hitting Q and A Session

  • Justin Toole - Cleveland Indians Hitting Analyst   
  • Kevin Howard - Cleveland Indians Hitting Coordinator  
  • Bobby Magallanes - Atlanta Braves Assistant Hitting Coach 
  • Jason Ochart - Director of Hitting for Driveline Baseball and Hitting Coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies  

All sessions will be recorded and available to watch on our IHSBCA website for one year.  (A week after the clinic, registered coaches will receive an email with a code that allows coaches to go back and either rewatch their favorite sessions or watch session they missed) 

A reminder - with no honors banquet, we made the decision to push back for one year the following awards until the 2022 clinic: our Hall of Fame ceremony, the Bill and Sherry Freese Contributors Award, the President's Award, the Primrose Award, and the Legacy Award.  We will announce and honor our head coaches, assistant coaches, umpires, and fields of the year later in February.  Until then, please stay safe! 


2020 IHSBCA All-State Teams


2020 IHSBCA All-Star Teams

              2020 IHSBCA Academic All-State Teams

The 34th All-Academic Team has been selected by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. 

A panel of coaches selected these senior player’s who demonstrate outstanding academic, moral, 

and athletic characteristics. 

   2020 First Team Academic All-State

Will Armstrong                DM Roosevelt                                    Logan Neils                         Ankeny Centennial

Nick Bice                           Fort Dodge                                         Brennan Sefrit                    Bedford

Bryce Coppock                West Sioux                                          Luke South                          Panorama

Mason Fritz                      Lake Mills                                           Zach Teten                           Underwood

David Greiner                  Okoboji                                                Jacob Thurm                       Humboldt

Tate Hill                            Central Decatur                                  Ben Vander Leest               Iowa City West

Austin Huber                   Alburnett                                             Ryan Vermeer                     Ankeny Centennial

Reese Jamison                 Woodward-Granger                          Jay Waagmeester               Central Lyon

Bryce Littler                      ACGC                                                   Cal Watson                          Urbandale

Alex Mammen                 Bishop Garrigan                                 Casey Young                        Winterset

   2020 Second Team Academic All-State

Bryce Achenbach            Woodward-Granger                             Jack Grell                              Woodward-Granger

Tyler Adams                     Okoboji                                                  Tyce Johnson                         Indianola

Jack Allison                       SE Polk                                                   Will Jorgensen                       IKM-Manning

Stephen Ansong              Lamoni                                                    Kyle Koppes                          Springville

Cole Arduser                    Solon                                                       Anthony Potthoff                  Van Meter

Alec Boldt                         Iowa City Liberty                                   Nick Ravlin                             Underwood

Logan Callison                 Durant                                                     Caleb Rock                              Sioux Central                  

Cole Cassady                    Martensdale-St. Marys                        Ian Rupp                                 Benton

Logan Engebretson         North Polk                                              Josh Van Beek                        West Lyon

Nolan Frey                        Iowa City Liberty                                    Noah Van Veldhuizen          Oskaloosa

Brian Forret                      Calamus-Wheatland                             Daniel Wright                        Sgt. Bluff-Luton

Upcoming dates and nomination deadlines to remember.  Put these dates on your calendar:






  • November 14th - 9:00am Fall Board of Directors Meeting  (This meeting will be a "zoom" meeting)


  • 53rd Annual IHSBCA Baseball/Umpire "Virual" Clinic

Next year's 2021 clinic information will be announced on Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend.  We will have a virtual clinic either the weekend of January 29-30 or February 5-6.

                  2020 IHSBCA Clinic Snap Shots - January 17-18

                                 Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel




2019 All-State Team Captains

2019 Award Winners

2019 All Star Series Snap Shots


Welcome to our new website page celebrating 50 years of Iowa coaches, umpires and players. 

The launch of our re-designed website kicks off a year-long celebration of promoting baseball in Iowa and across the Midwest. 

Our site include pictures, information and award winners as well as our new Baseball Bulletin Board on the front page where coaches and players can find a variety of information including; scheduling games, job openings, our current newsletter and a membership form for the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association, among other things.  Please click on the link below or the 50th Anniversary link in the menu.

We hope you enjoy a lok back at our history.  If you have any pictures or information you would like to see included in any of the 50th Anniversary pages, please contact Steve Hanson at:

Celebrating 50 Years.  January 19 and 20, 2018 in Cedar Rapids.

Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 
IHSBCA - Iowa Baseball Coaches

Lee Toole
301 Wildwood Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Cell:  402-689-8271
FAX: 712-366-8324 / 712-366-8340


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