JJC’s Wayne King Reaches 900th Career Victory

Joliet Junior College Head Baseball Coach Wayne L. King Jr. reached his 900th career victory on April 10 when the Wolves defeated Harper College by a score of 12-4.
 
King, who is in his 26th season at JJC, has made 10 appearances at the NJCAA Division III World Series. The 1994 and 2008 teams claimed the national championship. King has led his teams to 14 Region IV championships, 10 District B championships, and 7 N4C conference championships. He has had eight teams earn 40 or more wins in a season.
 
King has produced 36 NJCAA All-Americans, placed over 90 percent of sophomores in four-year institutions, and has had four players selected in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
 
Coach King has been named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III Coach of the Year twice, Junior College Coach of the Year by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago three times, N4C Conference Coach of the Year seven times, NJCAA District B Coach of the Year ten times and Region IV Coach of the Year 14 times.
 
In 2009, the NJCAA inducted King into the NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame. He is currently 1st in wins for the NJCAA Division III active all-time coaching records and 17th overall for all divisions. The same year, the JJC Board of Trustees named the college’s baseball field Wayne L. King, Jr. Field. King is also a member of the Region IV Hall of Fame, along with his 1994 and 2008 title teams, as well as the Beaver Local High School (OH) Hall of Fame.
 
King has served as JJC’s Director of Athletics since 1995 and has served as chair of the Region IV baseball committee since 1998.

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