Loren Hibbs to be Inducted into Kansas Hall of Fame
Loren Hibbs, former Wellington resident and graduate of Wellington High School, will be inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.
Hibbs, a 1984 graduate of Wichita State, had a successful collegiate career with the Shockers. He still holds the NCAA record for most runs in a season scoring 125 times in 1982. He played in that year’s College World Series Championship game and was one of three outfielders, named to the all-tournament team. Hibbs won two regular season conference titles, one conference tournament championship and two NCAA regionals in addition to the runner-up finish in 1982. He was an assistant coach to Gene Stephenson in 1985-1992.
Hibbs is currently head coach for the Charlotte 49’ers, now in his 26th year. Loren is the son of Linda Hibbs-Robertson, the late Loren Hibbs, and brother of former Wellington football coach, Linn Hibbs. Loren’s wife, Lisa, and children: Tyson, Erin, and Lanie, all of Charlotte, are here for the weekend recognition.