COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The National Junior College Athletic Association has inducted four coaches who have more than 3,500 combined wins into its baseball hall of fame.
Peter Giangrosso, Jerry Halstead, Thomas Arrington and Dave Burroughs will be honored at a ceremony May 25 at the JUCO World Series banquet in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Giangrosso started the Central Alabama baseball program in 1990. He also served as athletic director at Central Alabama and was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association hall of fame in 2001. He is now a principal in Birmingham, Alabama.
Halstead was in charge of John A. Logan in Illinois for 33 seasons before stepping aside in 2016. He had 1,295 career wins and led the program to the JUCO World Series in 1992 and in '02.
Arrington has been with San Jacinto-North in Texas since 2001 and enters this season with a 742-298 mark, including a 37-22 record at the JUCO World Series — an NJCAA record for wins and games played. His squad finished runner-up in 2017.
Burroughs enters his 31st season with Cowley College in Kansas and has 1,209 wins. His teams have won at least 33 games in each of the last 25 seasons. Burroughs was the NJCAA coach of the year in 1997 and '98.