DALLAS – Michael Coker, Executive Director of Black College Championships, founder of the Black College World Series, and Lead Contemporary Reporter for Black College Nines national publication has been selected as the special assistant to the executive director with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Coker is a collegiate baseball writer and lead contemporary news reporter for Black College Nines. He is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, a member of the Black College Legends and Pioneers Committee for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, founding member of the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association, founder and executive director of the Black College Championships LLC and founder of HBCU baseball Black College World Series sponsored by Tyson Foods.
Previously reporting for blackcollegebaseball.com. Coker is a voter for the NCBWA NCAA Division I baseball Top 30 Poll and Black College Nines’ HBCU Baseball Polls. He has 20 years of experience covering collegiate baseball. He also played baseball three years under coach Jeffery Lee Jr. at Edward Waters University. Coker attended Oakton College, Wilberforce University and is a proud graduate of Edward Waters and the University of Miami School of Law. He is currently completing a Masters of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Considered an HBCU baseball guru, Coker is the featured writer for Black College Nines – a national publication that preserves the legacy of Historically Black College and University baseball and the podcast series that feature the impact each coach makes to his program.
“To have covered the many coaches and collegiate baseball programs from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the NCAA Division I and Division II, NAIA and the Black College World Series, I am honored,” Coker said. “With the likes of Jay Sokol who gave me my second start writing college baseball with Black College Nines along with legendary College Baseball and ABCA Hall of Famer Roger Cador and the NCBWA’s Bo Carter and being a national voter ranking the nation’s top collegiate baseball teams, I am truly blessed. I also am really honored and appreciative to report HBCU baseball on a daily basis and the coaches that allowed me to cover their careers.”
The Evanston, Ill., native stays busy year-round with HBCU baseball and the Black College World Series.
“Since I was a little kid,” he added, “both of my parents were big baseball fans. Their excitement for the sport is now my passion.”
In the new role, Coker will assist the NCBWA in membership services, freelance writing, promoting HBCU and college baseball on all levels, and additional duties as assigned.