By Phil Anastasia
Gloucester County College baseball coach Mike Dickson is one of five candidates for the first Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year award.
The newly-created award, announced last week by the National Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame, was named for legendary former LSU coach Skip Bertman, who won five national titles while leading the Tigers from 1984-2001.
Dickson, a Gloucester Catholic graduate, led GCC to a 49-3 record and the NCAA Division III national title this season. It was Dickson's second national title with the Roadrunners.
Other candidates include Scott Brosius, led Linfield to the D 3 national title; Pat McCarthy, who led Faulkner to the NAIA title; LSU coach Paul Mainieri and Indiana coach Tracey Smith.
The award will be announced at college baseball Night of Champions banquet June 29 in Lubbock, Tx.
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