Stroupe Earns Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award

Stroupe Earns Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award

StroupRusty Stroupe, Head Baseball Coach at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., will be awarded the 2012 Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Baseball Ministry, FCA Baseball’s National Director of Ministries David Daly announced Wednesday.

Stroupe is involved with the FCA Coaches Bible Study and FCA Huddle at Gardner-Webb. He has filled numerous pulpits in Western North Carolina as a lay speaker, and is a deacon, Sunday School teacher and member of his church’s Mission Committee. Stroupe has led yearly Mission trips to the Dominican Republic, where he has led sports camps, church construction, worship leading, and Bible School for children. He has also led three different teams of Gardner-Webb students on Fall Break Mission Trips, and he and his team participated in the BaseBald program to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Stroupe has coached at the high school (West Henderson), junior college (North Greenville and Brevard), NCAA Division II (Lander), and NCAA Division I levels (Gardner-Webb). At each stop in his coaching career, Stroupe has made a Kingdom difference in the lives of his players and coaches.

Stroupe and his wife, Karen, have been married 26 and the couple has three sons, Will, Cal, and JT. Stroupe will be presented the Kindall Award at the FCA Baseball Breakfast at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Chicago on January 5, 2013.

The award is named in honor of longtime University of Arizona head coach Jerry Kindall. Kindall, who won a national championship as a player at the University of Minnesota before playing in the Major Leagues for his hometown Minnesota Twins, as well as for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Kindall became one of the all-time great college baseball coaches, leading Arizona to three College World Series championships. He is a member of FCA’s Hall of Champions and the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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