Mike Sansing, Kennesaw State University

Mike Sansing ushered Kennesaw State baseball into NCAA Division II in 1996 and celebrated by winning the National Championship.  In 10 seasons as the KSU head coach as a part of the Peach Belt, the Owls won four PBC regular-season championships, three PBC Tournament titles and reached the Division II World Series five times. 

Kennesaw State reached the NCAA Tournament all 10 years they were in Division II and Sansing finished his tenure in the conference with a 487-176 overall record (.734) and 219-88 conference record (.713).  He had eight 40-win seasons between 1995 and 2005 including four years of 20 or more conference wins.

In 1996, Kennesaw State went 61-5 en route to the national title, 27-1 in PBC play.  The 61 wins remains not only the most by a team in a single season in PBC history, but the NCAA Division II record for wins.  KSU also continues to hold PBC marks for consecutive victories (30), consecutive home wins (31), consecutive away wins (11) and best won-lost percentage in a single season.

Sansing coached 16 Division II All-Americans with four PBC Players of the Year, five PBC Pitchers of the Year and two PBC Freshmen of the Year.  36 Owls were named PBC All-Conference in their time with the league and 19 were selected in the major league draft. Sansing was named the PBC Coach of the Year three times.

Sansing continues to serve as the head coach of Kennesaw State baseball, in his 26thseason at the time of his induction to the PBC Hall of Fame.  He has 967 career wins over three divisions and reached the NCAA Division I super-regional in 2014.