Dave DeGeorge, class of 1989, stepped into the third base coaching box in Auburndale, Florida, yesterday to begin his 21st season as the head coach of the Buccaneer baseball team.
Including yesterday’s results, DeGeorge has accumulated 281 career wins, the second-most coaching wins of any coach, in any sport, in Beloit College history. He trails only Bill Knapton, who won 557 games in a legendary 40-season career as head coach of the Buccaneer men’s basketball team.
He’s even zoomed past his dad, Ed DeGeorge, who won 135 games.
In his 20 previous seasons, DeGeorge has coached nearly 50 First Team All-Midwest Conference players plus seven All-Region players.
Here’s to a successful season which sees him eclipse the 300-career victory plateau.
LAST WEEK IN BUCCANEER ATHLETICS
Baseball split a season-opening doubleheader with Webster University to open their 2011 season on Sunday in Auburndale, Florida, winning 3-0 in game one before falling 9-5 in game two, in eight innings. They’ve got six more games left on the trip, plus three junior varsity games. Their trip ends on Saturday.
Softball split a pair of games to open their 2011 season, topping Mt. St. Joseph College of Ohio 3-0 in the opener before falling to Baldwin-Wallace College of Ohio 9-1 in the second game. They’ve got eight more games on the trip, which wraps up on Friday.
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