March 31, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State baseball head coach Brad Hill was elected to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame as one of the 10 members in the Class of 2014, the conference announced.
Hill spent nine years in the MIAA as the head coach of Central Missouri State (now known as the University of Central Missouri). In those nine years, Hill compiled a 418-91 (.821) record, including a 198-17 mark in MIAA play, and finished first in the MIAA regular season each year. He led the Mules to eight conference championships as well as a runner-up finish in 1999 when the conference tournament determined a champion. He was named the MIAA Coach of the Year six times, including the final time in 2003 when he led the Mules to a Division II national championship.
Hill, who was named NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2003, is the winningest coach in Central Missouri State history. He was hired to his current position at K-State starting with the 2004 season, and with the addition of a 338-243-3 record at the helm of the Wildcats entering 2014, Hill ranked sixth among active Division I coaches with a career winning percentage of .693 (756-334-3) at four-year colleges.
In addition to the MIAA Hall of Fame, the native of Galva, Kan. has been inducted into the hall of fames at Emporia State, Central Missouri State, and Kansas Babe Ruth Leagues.
Other members of the MIAA Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 include Chuck Broyles, Don Corbett, Shelley (Foster) Duffey, Kendall Gammon, Brice Garnett, Rick Ledjevich, Heather Leverington, Michael Obertop, and Rhesa Sumrell.
This year's MIAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on June 5, 2014 at the Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo. The event will be held in the Truman Forum Auditorium. Reservations for the event are available by visiting www.themiaa.com. Reservations will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
Hill and the Wildcats return to action on Tuesday, April 1 against Omaha at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb. First pitch against the Mavericks is set for 6:30 pm.