The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles launched the Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner cities) Coach of the Year Award this season.
Over 75 coaches were nominated by parents of their teams and five were selected as Coaches of the Year by a panel of Dodgers Foundation Board Members and supporters including Coach Dave Roberts. Winners were recognized at a pre-game ceremony during a Dodgers Foundation Giving Moment with Coach Dave Roberts congratulating each winner.
All nominees are eligible for Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Double-Goal Coach® Awards which recognizes coaches from around the country including Southern California. A Double-Goal Coach® strives to win while teaching life lessons through sports.
The Dodgers RBI Program provides 7,300 kids the opportunity to play baseball and softball. Positive Coaching Alliance – Los Angeles trained over 350 Dodgers RBI Coaches this year.
The LA84 Foundation is also a supporter of the Dodgers RBI Program and Positive Coaching Alliance-Los Angeles's training of their coaches.
Coach of the Year Award Winners are: Jerrell Hightower, Mathew Galbraith, Fabian Reyes, Veronica Garcia, Jose David Castaneda