South Carolina AD named to ABCA Hall of Fame

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner was picked for the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.

The school on Tuesday announced the honor for Tanner, who won the 2010 and 2011 College World Series as the Gamecocks baseball coach.

Tanner spent 25 years as head baseball coach at North Carolina State and South Carolina until becoming the Gamecocks athletic director in the summer of 2012.

Along with the two national titles, Tanner led the Gamecocks to six College World Series championships, three Southeastern Conference titles and 13 straight NCAA tournament appearances.

Tanner is among four honorees. The others are Texas coach Augie Garrido, Johns Hopkins coach Bob Babb and Spring Arbor coach Sam Riggleman. Induction ceremonies are Jan. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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