Andy Lopez Named to ABCA Hall of Fame
Lopez owns the fifth most wins of any coach in Pepperdine baseball history.
MALIBU, Calif. – Former Pepperdine baseball head coach Andy Lopez will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame in January of 2018, the organization announced this week.
Lopez coached at Pepperdine for six seasons from 1989-1994, guiding the Waves to a National Championship in 1992. He finished his time at Pepperdine with a 241-107-3 (.691) record, giving him the best winning percentage of any Pepperdine coach with a tenure longer than one season. During his six seasons, the Waves made the NCAA Postseason four times and won the WCC title four times, while never finishing worse than second in the conference standings.
He is a member of the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame after being inducted in 1999. Lopez went on to coach at Florida for seven seasons and then at Arizona for 14. He is one of only two coaches to win a national title at two schools (Pepperdine and Arizona) and is one of only three coaches to ever lead three different programs to appearances in the College World Series (Pepperdine, Florida and Arizona).
Lopez is one of 11 inductees announced as the ABCA’s 2018 Hall of Fame Class. The 2018 ABCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during the ABCA Convention on Jan. 5, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ABCA was founded in 1945 and the Hall of Fame began in 1966.