VANDALIA — 2016 Vandalia-Butler High School Graduate Riley Clark has been selected to receive the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hank Miller Scholarship and the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association Scholarship.
Each year the OHSBCA Board of Directors selects an individual or individuals to be awarded the Hank Miller Memorial Scholarship. An eligible applicant must be a graduating son or daughter of a coach who has been an OHSBCA member for a minimum of five consecutive years. Selection criteria includes academic and athletic achievement during their high school career as well as community involvement. Riley will receive her scholarship at the 2017 OHSBCA State Coaches Clinic Banquet on Friday, January 20 in Columbus.
The purpose of the OHSBCA is to unify all baseball coaches in the state of Ohio, to promote high school baseball, to create an official line of communication with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), to foster higher standards of professionalism and ethics, and to maintain a strong contact with national, state, and local coach’s organizations of baseball.
The Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association awards scholarships to a son or daughter of a MVBCA member. The candidate must be a son or a daughter of an active or associate member of the MVBCA who has been a member for the previous 5 consecutive years and meet academic and athletic criteria to be eligible for consideration. Riley will receive her scholarship at the Associations 2017 Hall of Fame Banquet in the Spring.
The Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association was founded in 1973. The organization was created to serve all of the Miami Valley area high school baseball coaches with several objectives in mind. First, and foremost, to promote high school baseball programs throughout the Miami Valley. The organization selects and recognizes baseball players, coaches, and teams, in many different ways each year. The selection of All-Area baseball teams, computer polls, and Hall of Fame are just to name a few that the MVBCA promotes.
Riley is the daughter of Steve and Melanie Clark. Steve is a long-time assistant baseball coach at Vandalia-Butler and is a member of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association.