Spartanburg Methodist College head baseball coach Tim Wallace was recently named the Eastern District Coach of the Year for 2012-2013. This is Coach Wallace's sixth such award.
The Eastern District Coach of the Year is awarded to the teams head coach that wins the Eastern District Tournament.
This is Coach Wallace's twenty-second season at the helm of the Pioneers baseball program, his previous teams have produced a win total of 981-305 record with NJCAA Region X Championships in 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013. His .764 winning percentage ranks him among the leaders of those actively coaching at the NJCAA level. He has garnered many awards, included being named Region X Coach of the Year (1992, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010), Carolina's Junior College Conference Coach of the Year (1992) ,Louisville Slugger Coaches Award (1993, 1996, 1997, 2001) and Diamond ABCA Regional Coach of the Year (2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012) . In 2001, Wallace earned his first Eastern District Coach of the Year award as his 49-12 club sported the best record in Grand Junction, Colorado at the NJCAA World Series. He earned his second Eastern District Coach of the Year award in 2003, when his club posted a 50-16 record. His 2007 squad earned him his third by posting a school record 54 wins while finishing third at the Junior College World Series. A fourth was awarded after the 2009 squad finished 5th at JUCO with a school record 55 wins. Number five came after the 2012 Pioneers again earned a trip to Grand Junction for the Junior College World Series.
Congrats to Coach Wallace and the Pioneer baseball team on earning a trip to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.