Decker Honored With ABCA 25-Year Coaching Award

Decker Honored With ABCA 25-Year Coaching Award

Decker is one of two Division I coaches to receive the honor (Gil Talbot).

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bill Decker, the Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball, has been bestowed the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) 25-Year Coaching Award, announced this week by the organization. Decker is one of 13 coaches to receive the honor.

Decker is in his fourth season at the helm of the Harvard baseball program after spending 22 years at Trinity and one each at Macalester and Wesleyan. The Crimson teams have seen consistent improvement in Decker's three years in Cambridge, with the team seeing an increase in victories every season. The 2015 Harvard squad won 18 games in its most successful season since 2007, and the Crimson has had 11 All-Ivy selections during Decker's tenure. Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Decker led Trinity to the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2008.

"The ABCA is a phenomenal organization; one that has a tremendous history of outstanding coaches at all levels of baseball.  I have met, and continue to meet, some of the finest people in the sport of baseball and beyond," remarked Decker. 

"To have had the privilege to share this opportunity with so many outstanding coaches across the country for the past 25 years has truly been a rewarding and humbling experience," continued Decker.  "I am honored to be a member of the ABCA and am extremely appreciative and thankful for the leadership this association has, and for the people who served the ABCA in so many different ways.  It has been a blessing to meet so many fine people over the years."

Decker is set to be honored at the ABCA Convention Honors Luncheon in Nashville Saturday, Jan. 9.