Letter: Perry baseball coach says thanks for years of support


First Posted: 2/20/2011

On Jan. 21, I had the honor and privilege of being inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. This letter is to recognize the many people who helped make this memorable day possible.First, I would like to thank all the former coaches and players, current coaches, parents, friends, board members and our superintendent for your attendance at this event. I was able to mention each of you and thank you for your many contributions and support over my 39 years of varsity coaching.Next, I want to give a big thanks to the Perry and Lima community for the dozens of cards, notes and short letters I have received. A special thanks to former Ohio Northern University basketball coach Joe Campoli for the beautiful plaque, and to Lima News sports reporter Tom Usher for his very kind article concerning the induction. Thank you, Tom, for your many years of covering our games and tournament runs. You always treated us with great respect. Also, thanks to the Rumbaugh families for your thoughtful card and gift.Finally, I would like to say to all those mentioned above that, although this award was given to me, it really belongs to all of you. No one is successful by himself, and I was fortunate to have been surrounded by many quality people. Thanks to you all for the many great memories.Phil Krouskop retired as Perry High School baseball coach.