JUCO World Series: Johnson named Coach of the Year

MARIANNA, Fla. (KKCO/KJCT) Chipola baseball head coach Jeff Johnson was named the NJCAA D1 American Baseball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year.

It feels good to get it man," said Johnson. "As always when you get an award like that with the many great coaches as there are at our junior college level, it's a special thing to do that. It takes a lot of great players and a lot of great assistant coaches to help as well. I'm just proud to receive the honor."

Johnson led his team to back-to-back JUCO World Series titles after ending the tournament with six straight wins including two against No. 1 Walters St. and one against 2017 runner-up San Jacinto.

It was Johnson's third JUCO title. (2007, 2017, 2018)

Chipola fiished the season at 49-17.

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