Dec. 10, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UCLA head coach John Savage attended Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings in Las Vegas this week and met with nine other Division I head college baseball coaches and all 30 MLB scouting directors in a forum regarding relations between college and professional baseball.
Savage and his peers met with scouting directors in a question-and-answer forum sponsored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Among the forum's most relevant items included scout and player access, the Major League Draft, scout days and various MLB evaluations and testing.
Other college head coaches in attendance included Pat Casey (Oregon State), Augie Garrido (Texas), Mike Gillespie (UC Irvine), Gary Henderson (Kentucky), Rich Hill (San Diego), Kevin O'Sullivan (Florida), Dave Perno (Georgia), Jim Schlossnagle (Texas Christian) and Steve Smith (Baylor).