WACO, TX (FOX 44) — Despite the fact that he has now taken over the Baylor Baseball program, Mitch Thompson earned another honor on Tuesday following a successful season at MCC.

The American Baseball Coaches Association named Thompson the Southwest Region Coach of the Year, after he led the Highlanders to a 50-13-1 record and another trip to the College World Series.

Baylor introduced Thompson as its new Head Baseball Coach during a press conference last Thursday.