GW Baseball Alum Named Finalist for Euro Baseball Coach of the Year
Former Colonials Pitcher Currently is Head Coach of the Hungarian National Team
Oct. 16, 2012
WASHINGTON - George Washington baseball alum Justin Prinstein ('06) has been named a finalist for the 2012 Coach of the Year in European Baseball by the European Baseball Coaches Association (EBCA).
After a two-year varsity career at GW, Prinstein went to Europe to play professionally in Belgium, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany and Hungary.
Prinstein still plays professionally, but has also transitioned into coaching. He first served as the pitching coach before being promoted to Head Coach of the Hungarian National Team, Under-21 National Team and Under-16 National Team. He also serves as Director of Player Development.
His success is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in the small victories that can be achieved in a country without a strong baseball tradition or identity. As the head coach of Hungary's National Program, Prinstein has worked on changing mentalities, recruiting kids in schools, promoting and developing the game and raising funds for the program to play abroad - all despite a recent withdrawal of government funding.
The Farmington Hills, Mich., native has been praised for his efforts so far while at the helm of the program. Under his guidance, the Hungary National Program has demonstrated vast improvement both on and off the field. He recently expanded the National team roster to over 40 players, so the program can play intrasquad games regularly - affording his players valuable game experience.
The EBCA Coach of the Year will be announced during the EBCA Convention, November 9-11 in Mulhouse, France.
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