San Jacinto College head baseball coach Tom Arrington will soon enter the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Hall of Fame.

Arrington has an overall record of 742-298 (.713) in his 17 years as head coach; guiding San Jacinto to 13 conference titles, 11 regional championships, and six national runner-up finishes at the Junior College (JUCO) World Series, respectively.

His current squad learned of Arrington’s selection Monday during a team meeting.

“I am shocked and surprised, said Arrington, now in his 18th year, in a statement. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. As a coach, my success starts with the players. They are the ones playing the game. It is my responsibility to guide them and transition them along their path. I am very blessed and thankful to have this opportunity.”

In the past three seasons, San Jac has had a total of seven players appear in Major League Baseball games.

San Jacinto College Assistant Coach Kory Koehler made the nomination to the NJCAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee.