Wally Kincaid

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Wally Kincaid was a college baseball coach. He coached the baseball team at Cerritos College from 1958 through 1980. He was inducted in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Biography[edit]

Kincaid attended Downey High School and Whittier College.[1] He was named head coach of the baseball program at Cerritos, a community college that competes in the South Coast Conference of the California Community College Athletic Association, upon its inception in 1958. Kincaid led the Cerritos baseball team to a 678-163 win-loss record, 15 conference championships, and six state titles.[2] He retired as the winningest coach in junior college history.[3] He trained successful coaches, including George Horton, Dave Serrano, Don Sneddon, Dave Snow, Mike Weathers, Ken Gaylord, and Bob Apodaca.[1][2]

Cerritos renamed their baseball field after Kincaid upon his retirement in 1990. Baseball America, a baseball magazine, named Kincaid the National Community College Baseball Coach of the Century.[1] A tournament, called the Wally Kincaid 4th of July Wood Bat Series, began in 2008.[4] He was inducted in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wally Kincaid". ABCA. 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Leaving His Mark - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1987-02-05. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Times: Archives - Wally Kincaid-Winningest JC Baseball Coach Hangs 'em Up". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1980-07-27. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Press Release" (Press release). Wallysbirds.com. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
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