Jason Rathbun Selected for Mohawk Valley Hall of Fame
HERKIMER, NY – Herkimer College head baseball coach Jason Rathbun is the first inductee selected for the 2014 Mohawk Valley Baseball Hall of Fame.
A Little Falls native and Herkimer College alumnus, Rathbun has served as head coach for the Generals since 2005, producing 263 wins, six conference championships, three regional championships and three World Series appearances. Under his leadership, the program has gained 32 All-Conference and Regional selections, as well as 10 All-Americans.
Rathbun has been named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 Co-Coach, 2013), NJCAA District A Regional Coach of the Year (2006 and 2007), Diamond ABCA Regional Coach of the Year (2006, 2010), Region III Coach of the Year (2009) and NJCAA District A Regional Coach of the Year (2010). In addition to coaching, Rathbun is employed as a housing coordinator for the Herkimer College Housing Authority.
The Hall of Fame induction will take place on Saturday April 5 at the Knights Inn in Little Falls, with cocktails and autographs starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program. Keynote speaker will be former Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher Bill Lee. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, and a table of 8 is $250. Tickets can be purchased by calling 315-985-0692 or emailing Travis@mydiamonddawgs.com.
Coach Rathbun and his team starts their 2014 season in the middle of March when they travel to Suffolk Community College where they will play in four double headers, ending with defending National Champion Gloucester Community College.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager