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July 15, 2003

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced its 2003 Mideast Regional coach of the year. Ohio State’s Bob Todd received the award from his fellow coaches after he posted a 44-21 overall record after winning the Big Ten Tournament and Auburn Regional before coming within two victories of the College World Series. His Buckeyes finished as high as 17th in the final national baseball polls.

Todd, a native of St. Louis, Mo., has coached Ohio State for 17 seasons and has guided teams to seven Big Ten tournament titles and 10 NCAA tournament berths, while appearing in two super regionals. In 20 years as a coach, he has a 775-401-2 record, while he is 651-329-2 at Ohio State. He has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times and every player Todd has recruited has left school with a championship ring.