UH baseball coach Mike Trapasso is one of 17 individuals selected for enshrinement in the Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball of Fame.
The announcement came Wednesday.
Trapasso is the only one of the bunch selected as both a player and a coach.
“This is a great honor knowing how tremendous of a baseball city St. Louis is,” Trapasso said. “So many great players and coaches have come from there. When people hear the name St. Louis they think of baseball because it is such a great baseball city.”
Born in St. Louis, Trapasso went to Jefferson Junior College for two years before transfering to Oklahoma State, where he went 12-3 over two seasons and won a game in the College World Series.
He was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award in 1982 and pitched for Team USA the following year.
Trapasso was drafted four times — including in the third round by the Toronto Blue Jays 1983 — and played three seasons in the minor leagues before a shoulder injury cut his playing career short.
He got his start in coaching as an assistant at Missouri before serving as the pitching coach at South Florida for three years. He spent the next seven seasons at Georgia Tech before becoming the second full-time Division I head baseball coach at UH in 2001, where he has won 382 games.