One of the foremost baseball coaches in college history, Stanley "Skip" Bertman's Louisiana State University teams won five College World Series titles and seven Southeastern Conference championships. In 18 years as a head coach, he amassed 870 wins. His .754 winning percentage in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) tournaments is the highest in college baseball history.
Bertman was an assistant coach with the U.S. national team that finished first at the 1988 Olympics and head coach of the team that won bronze at the 1996 Olympics.
He was Collegiate Baseball magazine's coach of the year five times. In a 1999 poll in Baseball America magazine, Bertman was named the second greatest coach in college baseball history. He was elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2003 and to the founding class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
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