Steve Abney

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Steve Abney

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Biographical Information[edit]

Steve Abney pitched for the unaffiliated Bakersfield Outlaws in the Single-A California League in 1978. In four games, he had a record of 0-2 with a 6.43 earned run average in 14 innings pitched. He gave up 13 walks and 16 hits (including one home run) for a WHIP of 2.071.

Abney served as the pitching coach for Butte College in Oroville, CA from 1980 to 1984. He held the same post for the University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1984 to 1986.

From 1986 to 1995, Abney was the head coach for Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA. He led the Cougars to a 305-90 record and nine California Community College playoff appearances. He won eight Golden Valley Conference championships and eight Golden Valley Conference Coach of the Year Awards. In 1999, Abney was inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

During the 1990's, Abney also coached and managed in collegiate summer leagues in Alaska. He had tenures with the Mat-Su Miners and the Alaska Goldpanners. Some of his more notable players included Jason Giambi and Steve Trachsel.

Following his tenure at Lassen, Abney was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Mississippi.

Abney was the Midwest scouting coordinator for the Cleveland Indians for five years. He signed Vidal Nuno. He was the pitching coach for the University of Kansas from 2003 to 2005. He then returned to scouting for the Indians.