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State to Honor Former BCC Baseball Coach Ernie Rosseau
Ernie Rosseau coached BCC's baseball team for 29 years.
April 24, 2013 - Former Brevard Community College head baseball coach Ernie Rosseau will be honored at the Florida College System Activities Association State Baseball Tournament in Lakeland.
Rosseau will be recognized for his contributions to collegiate baseball and the FCSAA on the tournament's opening day on May 10 at Lakeland's Joker Marchant Stadium.
On that same evening Rosseau and Bruce Bochy, a former BCC All-American catcher and current two-time World Series champion manager of the San Francisco Giants, will be inducted into the Space Coast Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Rosseau stepped down in March 2012 after a 29-year BCC career that saw him win 735 games and two state championships.
"This recognition award is extra special because it is selected by former fellow coaches and peers who appreciate the time, effort, and commitment you put into coaching," Rosseau said.
Before stepping down, Rosseau celebrated 700 career wins with Athletic Director Jeff Carr.
"It is a great honor for me, my former players, my former assistant coaches – some of whom were paid and many who volunteered - and Brevard Community College as a whole.
"No one respects junior college baseball in Florida more than me. So this is very humbling. I would like to thank the BCC administration and Board of Trustees and the five presidents for whom I worked for giving me their full support and allowing me the opportunity to earn and receive this award. I will cherish it and look forward to the presentation."
The award resonated with BCC Athletic Director Jeff Carr.
"I was so excited when I found out that Ernie was going to be recognized by the FCSAA at the baseball state tournament," Carr said. "What a deserving honor for him and his family and friends. Ernie did things the right way on and off the field and he won a ton of games. "More importantly he influenced young men in many aspects of their lives. Congratulations Coach, we are very proud of all your accomplishments and contributions to BCC athletics."