Closser has Alexandria focused on work ethic, respect for the game

  By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Tigers — in the wild — are known for being focused, determined and patient. On the baseball field, the Tigers of Alexandria-Monroe High School are expected to display some of these characteristics and more. Jeff Closser, a 1976 Alexandria graduate, is in his 11th season as the Alex Tigers head coach. “We … Continue reading Closser has Alexandria focused on work ethic, respect for the game

Southwood Knights baseball coach Dailey splits time between field, force, family

BY STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Warren Dailey dons two different uniforms on most days during the spring. One of them has a ball cap. The other has a badge. Dailey enters his third season as head baseball coach at Southwood Junior/Senior High School in Wabash, Ind., in 2019. As a patrolman for the Marion Police Department … Continue reading Southwood Knights baseball coach Dailey splits time between field, force, family

Alum Scott concerned with development for Mississinewa Indians

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Putting an emphasis on baseball development, training spaces at Mississinewa High School and in the Grant County city of Gas City, Ind., have expanded in recent years. Two years ago, Mississinewa Community Schools built an auxiliary gym at the high school that has been helpful to the Indians in baseball and … Continue reading Alum Scott concerned with development for Mississinewa Indians

Second baseball coaching stint at Peru rewarding for Brimbury

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Chuck Brimbury has enjoyed each stage of his professional life — from teacher and coach to assistant principal to principal to superintendent and then to athletic director along with a return to coach. Brimbury is really basking in his second go-round as head baseball coach at Peru High School. “I’ve loved … Continue reading Second baseball coaching stint at Peru rewarding for Brimbury

Alum Douglas wants his Frankton Eagles to be embrace competition

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com Brad Douglas played for a high school baseball coach who appreciated hard-nosed players and those willing to lead. Kyle Campbell was guiding the Frankton baseball program when Douglas was a student-athlete and now 1994 graduate Douglas is entering his fifth season as Eagles head coach in 2018. “He would always challenge … Continue reading Alum Douglas wants his Frankton Eagles to be embrace competition

Swinson returns to high school dugout for Eastbrook Panthers

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com A man who’s been coaching since the late 1980’s has returned to a head high school baseball post after six seasons away. Steve Swinson is now in charge at Eastbrook High School near Arcana in Grant County. Swinson, who is both a football defensive coordinator and head wrestling coach at Northwestern … Continue reading Swinson returns to high school dugout for Eastbrook Panthers

Closser heeds call of baseball coaching

By STEVE KRAH http://www.IndianaRBI.com J.D. Closser played professional baseball for 14 seasons. After two campaigns away from the diamond, the former Indiana Mr. Baseball decided it was time to return to the game that has been so good to him. “I wanted to give back what I’ve learned and make a career out of it,” … Continue reading Closser heeds call of baseball coaching