DON HARTMAN

2023 NOMINEE – COACH

California High School (’84)
California University of Pennsylvania (’90)

  • Since 2017 he has been Frazier High School’s head softball coach. He has compiled a 93-22 (.809) cumulative record which includes winning the school’s first and only PIAA state team title in 2019.
  • Also, during this five-year stretch with one season lost to Covid, Hartman has coached the Commodores to three WPIAL runners-up, four section titles and five PIAA and WPIAL tournament appearances along with numerous Coach of the Year awards.
  • For the past 22 years he has served as the assistant girls’ volleyball coach at Frazier and helped the team compile a 321-77 (.807) cumulative record with 22 WPIAL playoff appearances, 14 section titles, six PIAA tournament appearances, and five WPIAL Final Four showings with one title and one runner-up finish.
  • Previously he served as California High School’s head baseball coach from 1998-2013 after being the assistant coach from 1991-97. As the Trojans head baseball coach, he compiled a 229-92-1 (.713) cumulative record with13 WPIAL playoff appearances and nine PIAA playoff appearances. This includes nine section titles, two PIAA Final Fours, five WPIAL Finals Fours, and two WPIAL titles and two WPIAL runner-up finishes.
  • He also served as an assistant football coach at California High School from 1993-99 and helped the team make three WPIAL playoff appearances with a Tri-County South Conference title in 1997
  • A standout scholastic and collegiate catcher, Hartman helped the 1984 Trojans reach the state championship game, and the WPIAL semifinals after winning the section title.
  • At Cal U, he was a four-year letter-winner who was first-team all-conference his 1990 senior season and finished with 18 career home runs which ranked among the top five leaders at the time.
  • His final collegiate home run propelled Cal to a winner’s bracket victory at the 1990 PSAC championships where they finished second.

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