LUBBOCK, Texas — Former Colby, University of Maine and Husson baseball coach Dr. John Winkin was one of seven people announced as part of the 2013 Class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Winkin coached at Maine for 22 years and compiled a record of 642-430-3. He took six teams to the College World Series and his team finished third in the nation twice. Winkin led Maine to a school-record 48 wins in 1991.

Winkin led Maine to 11 NCAA regional tournaments and was named National Coach of the Year in 1965, New England Division I Coach of the Year in 1975 and Northeast Regional Division I Coach of the Year in 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1991.

Winkin has been elected into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, the ABCA Hall of Fame, the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Maine Hall of Fame.

Winkin served as the head coach at Husson University from 2004-2008 and on March 12, 2006, he recorded his 1,000th coaching victory.

“What a great honor for such a wonderful person,” Husson baseball coach and assistant director of athletics Jason Harvey, who played for Winkin at Husson, said in a press release. “What a great honor for such a wonderful person, coach, mentor, and friend.”

Winkin coached at Colby College from 1955 to 1974 and had his No. 5 retired by the school in 2011. Winkin had 14 winning seasons at Colby and finished with a 229-141 record at the Waterville school.

Winkin is joined in this year’s class by Sal Bando, a standout third baseman at Arizona State from 1964-65; Ralph Garry, who batted .418 in a stellar career at Grambling from 1964-67; Tino Martinez of the University of Tampa, for whom the Division II Player of the Year award is named; Roy Smalley of the University of Southern California, a shortstop for the Trojans from 1973-74; Tom Borland of Oklahoma State University, who went 11-0 on the way to being named a first-team All-American in 1955; and Don Schlay, who was named Division III Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball Magazine for his career at Marietta College from 1964-2003.

“I am so happy to welcome a new class of inductees that includes Coach Schaly and Coach Winkin, among the other tremendous inductees,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director fo the College Baseball Hall of Fame said in a press release. “They are extremely well-respected among their coaching peers, so this recognition is due.”

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