A man who has influenced the game of college baseball for a quarter century, he began his baseball tenure at Arizona in 1973 after starring at both the collegiate and professional levels. He coached the Wildcats for 24 seasons, bringing home three national championships (1976,1980, and 1986), and making five College World Series appearances and tweleve postseason appearances. He earned National Coach of the Year three times (1976,1980, and 1986) and was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year four times (1980,1986,1989, and 1992). On March 25, 1995, he became the winningest coach in Arizona baseball history, picking up victory number 832, and he ended his career with 861 victories. He also coached at the international level with the U.S. Pan American Games team that placed fourth in 1979 and third in 1991. He is responsible for developing 43 All-Americans and coached 209 young men into the professional ranks. Widely respected in the coaching profession, he is one of the true gentlemen of athletics.