2012 Iowa Conference champions
PELLA — Central College coach Adam Stevens, a Sioux City native, received the college coach of the year award from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.
He is an East High School graduate.
Stevens, who piloted the Dutch to their first outright Iowa Conference championship in 64 years last spring, was honored at the association’s hall of fame banquet Saturday. He also was a featured speaker at the group’s clinic Friday, discussing BBCOR bats and their effect on the game.
Central posted a 29-11 mark last spring and won the league crown with a four-game margin. The squad had a school record four first-team all-conference honorees and shattered 21 school records. He was also named the 2012 conference coach of the year as well as the D3baseball.com Central Region coach of the year.
Entering his 10th season, Stevens has compiled a 203-160 mark. He also guided Central to a share of the 2006 league crown and was named the conference co-coach of the year in 2005.
A former assistant coach at Wabash College (Ind.), Stevens is a graduate of Morningside College, where he was a four-year starter. He received a master’s degree at Ball State University (Ind.).