12/10/2018 3:32:19 PM
NCBCA INDUCTS 4 NEW HALL MEMBERS
Mon December 10, 2018
Each year in December, Baseball Coaches from across the state gather in one spot to learn, exchange ideas, catch up, and honor those in the profession reaching milestones. This year’s North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA) clinic took place at the Greensboro Marriott on Friday and Saturday December 7 – 8.
Geared to all coaches, the majority of the attendees are from the high school level. As the Association continues to grow, they will continue to see high school coaches attending, and the NCBCA hopes to see an influx of coaches from various youth levels, travel baseball, and NC college coaches.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the induction of coaches into the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. This year the NCBCA honored four coaches who undoubtedly deserved the recognition. Pete Hardee, Dean Dease, Mickey Lineberger, and Jim Montague were each inducted into the Hall of Fame for their outstanding accomplishments over their coaching careers.
Pete Hardee is the current head coach at Alexander Central but is best known for his 21 years of service to Watagua HS in Boone, NC. Coach Hardee was introduced to the crowd by current Providence HS head coach Danny Hignight. Coach Hignight started his coaching career with Coach Hardee and credited Coach Hardee for instilling core values that he still uses with his teams at Providence.
During his induction, Coach Hardee spoke of his assistants and his family. He has been in the coaching profession for 28 years and made a point of giving credit to a lot of people that have surrounded him in his journey. To date, Coach Hardee has won 10 conference titles along with 407 games.
Dean Dease coached for 35 years prior to his recent retirement. 31 of those years were severed at Durham’s Orange HS where Coach Dease won a state championship in 2008, along with 12 conference titles.
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