Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan Gooley will receive the NECBL Skipper Award on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the 2013 NECBL Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner. The Hall of Fame induction will take place in Newport, RI from 6 pm to 11 pm on Saturday, November 30th at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island. The cocktail hour and silent auction begins at 5:00. The induction and dinner is open to the public. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased on necbl.com
Others to be honored by the New England Collegiate Baseball League are Boston Red Sox pitchers Craig Breslow and Andrew Bailey as well as Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan, who will all be inducted into the second annual Hall of Fame. Former NECBL commissioner Joel Cooney, former general manager and commissioner Mario Tiani and former executive officer Richard Rossiter will also be inducted. Northeastern's Neil McPhee will also be honored as well as Phil Pepe, Terry Francona and Tim Wakefield.
Gooley recently announced his retirement following the 2013-14 season, his 33rd as the head coach of the Quinnipiac baseball team. Gooley is a member of the Quinnipiac Athletics Hall of Fame as a player, and also as the coach of the 1983 team enshrined in 2009. He enters his final season as the all-time leading in career victories in Quinnipiac Athletics' history with 524 to date.