Cypress College Release
ONTARIO, Calif. ? Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox manager Scott Pickler was recognized by the California Community College Coaches Association Thursday, being named a recipient of the organization?s 2016 Coaching Achievement Award.
Pickler, who also serves as skipper at Cypress College (Calif.), received the honor at the CCCCAA ?Honoring Our Own? luncheon in recognition of his many years of service to his student-athletes, Cypress College, and California community colleges.
?Pick? took over a struggling Cypress program in 1985, quickly turning the Chargers into a respected California powerhouse. He has been chosen as the National Coach of the Year for California Junior Colleges four times. Pickler, who also served as a coach for the 1995 USA Baseball National Trials, has led Cypress to five state championships (1991, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2013) and four runner-up finishes (1996, 1999, 2004, 2007).
One of the most successful managers in franchise history, Pickler was named Y-D manager in 1997 and quickly established a winning tradition in South Yarmouth. Under his watch, the Red Sox have captured five Cape Cod Baseball League Championships (2004, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015) and made the playoffs 12 times. Nearly 70 alumni from Pickler?s Y-D tenure have played Major League Baseball.
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