NEIBA Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class
May 11, 2017:

The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced the names of its first eight inductees on Thursday. The 2017 Hall of Fame class will be honored prior to the organization’s annual all-star game on Friday, June 2, in Pawtucket, R.I.
The inaugural NEIBA Hall of Fame Class includes some of the New England’s top coaches, all of which left a lasting legacy of success. The inductees will be presented with their awards prior to the 43rd Annual NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game between the University All-Stars (Division I) and College All-Stars (Division II/III). First pitch at McCoy Stadium is set for 12 p.m.
The 2017 NEIBA Hall of Fame Inductees (Click here for full bios):

Archie Allen - Springfield
Archie Allen, who served as head baseball coach at Springfield College from 1948-78, amassed 454 career victories and led the Pride to the Division II College World Series on three occasions.
John "Tinker" Connelly - Northeastern
A tremendous three-sport athlete in the 1950s, John “Tinker” Connelly was the head baseball coach at Northeastern University for over 25 years. He won 288 games and led the Huskies to the College World Series in 1966.
John Winkin - Maine
A former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, John Winkin won 1,043 games as the head coach at Colby College, the University of Maine and Husson University. He recorded 642 victories and made six trips to the College World Series with the Black Bears.
Andy Baylock - UConn
A member of the University of Connecticut athletics department since 1963, Andy Baylock won 556 games and led the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament appearances in 24 years as the head baseball coach.
Dick Bergquist - UMass
Dick Bergquist, who served as head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1967-87, won 392 games and led the Minutemen to a fifth-place finish at the 1969 College World Series.
Jack Butterfield - Maine
A two-sport standout in the 1950s, Jack Butterfield won 301 games in 20 years as the head coach at the University of Maine and the University of South Florida, and was selected as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1964.
Jim Stone - UMass-Lowell
Jim Stone amassed 801 career wins during his 37-year tenure as the head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He led the River Hawks to the Division II College World Series in 2001 and 2002.
Joe Zavattaro - North Adams State
Former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State University) head coach Joe Zavattaro won 493 games between 1964-95, and also served as athletic director at his alma mater.

Hall of Fame Process
Nominations are currently being accepted for the inaugural class of the NEIBA Hall of Fame. The Class will be inducted in May of 2016.
Nominations can be sent to chair of the Hall of Fame Committee:

John Susi
Head Baseball Coach
Western Connecticut State University


To nominate a person for consideration to the NEIBA Hall of Fame some or all of the following criteria must be met. All nominations will be considered by the NEIBA Hall of Fame Committee.

1) Has coached and completed at least 15 years of active service within the NEIBA.

2) Has made professional and personal contributions to the organization (i.e. Served as a committee member, clinician, or held office with the association).

3) Has contributed significantly to the advancement of College Baseball in New England.

4) A person of high moral character and ethical standards, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and excellence throughout his career.

5) A person inside or outside the association can be considered by exhibiting extraordinary contributions to the betterment of New England College Baseball.

6) If candidate proceeds further into nomination process a minimum three letters of support will be requested if not submitted with original nomination.

Nominees must be unanimously approved by the Honors Committee.