Former Barton Community College baseball coach Mike Warren is one of four individuals announced for induction into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. Joining Warren in the 2016 Class will be former Wichita State University Shockers Gene Stephenson, Nate Robertson, and Billy Hall, as well as, 2014 electee and Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore and the 1965 Wichita Rapid Transit Dreamliners as the team inductee. The group will officially be inducted on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, located at 400 West Douglas in Wichita beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Warren retired as the Barton skipper in 2014 following his 30th season leading the Cougar Baseball program. Contributing to Kansas baseball and his communities throughout his career, the Winfield, Kansas, native coached collegiate baseball for thirty-five years following a successful Kansas high school and collegiate playing career. Winning the 1972 state championship as a player at Winfield High School, Warren continued his career helping Emporia State University to a third place finish at the NAIA Championships. Beginning his coaching career at Pratt Community College then Dodge City Community College prior to Barton, Warren’s career mark stands at 1001-740-1 with his retirement from Barton Baseball.
Aiding in the development of the Jayhawk Conference Baseball Coaches Association in 1994, Warren was also elected the association’s first president and initiated the first Region VI all-star game to provide national exposure for sophomores in the Kansas junior college ranks.
Touching the lives of over 900 student-athletes and coaches, Warren’s coaching tree reaches nearly fifty former players and fifteen former assistant coaches, including two members of the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and one member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame.
Warren’s complete bio can be found here.