New Softball Coach Named
SJ Alum Eager to Round the Bases
Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Alumni Relations
Looking to hit a homerun next year, Saint Joseph High School athletic director Vicente Peña announced in April the appointment of Bob Bogacki, SJHS Class of '72, as the new varsity softball coach.
“We are very excited to have such an energetic and experienced coach with us,” said Mr. Peña, “especially an alumnus.”
Mr. Bogacki, who has coached all levels of softball, from peewees to high school, is looking forward to taking the program to the next level. “There is not much I don’t know about the game,” said Mr. Bogacki. “I played both 16 inch and 12 inch for around 35 years. I’ve also umped softball for 15 or 16 years.”
As anticipated, Coach Bogacki brings a great deal of enthusiasm to the field. “Softball is a great game and student-athletes should be taught to have fun as they learn, practice, and play. The main goal in many coach's mind is that you must win. I love to win as much as anyone else. I believe if I teach my players the correct fundamentals and treat them with respect, they will be winners. If you take time and look at the spelling of fundamentals, the first word you see is FUN. That is how I coach and I have been successful at it.”
The Chargers welcome one of their own back home to put us on the board!