The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association announced the selection of Ken Campbell of Walters State as a member of the 2020 Hall of Fame class. The announcement came from the NJCAA National Office on Thursday.
He joins Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) along with current coaches Rick Hitt (South Florida State) and Charles O'Brien (Cecil MD) in this year's class.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NJCAA National Office:
Nearly half a decade within the education realm, Campbell has provided insight and guidance at both the high school and collegiate levels. Campbell's knowledge translated onto the ball field well, earning a spot in the 2020 NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame with 650 wins to boast.
Campbell served as the head coach of Walters State from 1999-2013, a stretch that includes success at the highest level. Campbell's 2006 program captured the JUCO World Series title and earned NJCAA Coach fo the Year honor for his team's success. Campbell was a nine-time regular season champion to coincide with nine conference coach of the year honors. The Senators claimed six tournament championships and earned five JUCO World Series berth, including a final run in 2013. Campbell's teams were twice named NJCAA Sportsmanshio Award winners.
For his accolades within the Tennessee junior college baseball, Campbell was named to the Tennessee Junior and Community College Hall of Fame in 2010.
Along with sucess at the junior college level, Campbell spent 15 years as a teacher and coach at Eau Gallie High School in Flrida and East Tennessee State University from 1989-1999. A profound athlete growing up, Campbell was one of the first student-athletes to earn a scholarship to play baseball at ETSU where he spent four years as a star infielder.