The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) was founded in September of 1968 to promote the game of baseball while honoring players, coaches and contributors.
Getting Things Started
A handful of coaches originally invested time and effort into the developing the organization, including Harold “Pinky” Primrose who served as the group’s President from 1968 to 1971 and eventual Executive Secretary from 1972 to 2008. According to Primrose, the person credited with spearheading the concept of a separate state baseball organization was L.C. “Cap” Timm the long-time head coach at Iowa State University. Timm encouraged Primrose to get Iowa high school baseball coaches to unify...."Click on the 50 Years of Iowa HS Baseball" title above to read the entire article.
Cedar Rapids Washington Head Coach Harold “Pinky” Primrose and assistant Dave Hoyt pose for a picture in the early 1980’s. Primrose served as the first IHSBCA President while Hoyt was the organization’s first secretary.
A Celebration of 50 Years was held in Cedar Rapids on January 19 and 20, 2018.