Lee Ware – Woodstown
Coach – 2012
Lee Ware is a Salem High School graduate who is entering his 40th year as Woodstown High School baseball coach. His career record is 590-318 with five South Jersey Championships, in 1984, 1985, 1991, 1997 and 2000.
Lee had one Group II Championship along with one State Championship Title in 1991. He also collected an incredible nine Tri-County Conference crowns, in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2005 and 2006.
The 1968 Glassboro State College graduate played in the NAIA World Series in three of the four years as the Profs’ centerfielder. His GSC batting average was .360, which led to his 2001 induction into what is now the Rowan University Sports Hall of Fame. Lee was drafted from Glassboro State College by the Minnesota Twins Organization in 1968. He had a brief stay with the Auburn Twins, of the New York-Penn League located in Auburn, NY, where he batted .302.
During Lee’s fine coaching career, he was awarded the Binney Pawlak “”Hot Stover’s”” Coach of the Year title in 1991, and was inducted to the Salem County Hall of Fame in 2001. Ware was named South Jersey Coach of the Year in 1985 and is a member of the Bridgeton Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was named the New Jersey Scholastic Baseball Coaches Association “”Man of the Year””.