Gene McArtor earned the prestigous award Wednesday.
June 5, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Legendary Mizzou baseball coach and former Mizzou Athletics administrator Gene McArtor was honored with the 24th Annual Kiwanis Club of Columbia's Don Faurot Sportsperson of the Year Award on Wednesday (June 4). McArtor joins other notable Mizzou winners John Kadlec, Mike Alden, Dr. Rick McGuire, Brad Smith and Corby Jones.
As a player at Missouri, McArtor won all-conference and all-district honors as a first baseman from 1961-63. He played on two Big Eight Conference championship teams and two squads which advanced to the College World Series. He served as team captain as a senior. He returned to MU as assistant baseball coach in 1969 after coaching and teaching at the high school level in his hometown, St. Louis.
McArtor served in that role until 1974 when he succeeded John "Hi" Simmons as the Tigers' head coach. During his 21 years at the helm, McArtor compiled a 733-430-3 record and won Big Eight championships in 1976 and 1980. He guided six teams to the NCAA Tournament and coached 13 All-Americans and 41 all-conference players.
McArtor served on the NCAA Baseball Committee from 1987-92, including two years as chairman, during a period of unprecedented growth for the CWS. Former president of the American Baseball Coaches Association, McArtor is a member of the ABCA Hall of Fame, the Webster Groves High School Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
Since retiring as baseball coach, he served MU as director of project management and was the interim director of athletics for several months in 1998. McArtor currently works with the NCAA as an umpire coordinator.
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