Greco Announces Retirement After 26 Years


Kate Avery

Greco looks on as rising junior Aidan Jackson lays down a hit earlier this season.

In the spring 1994, Westside baseball was looking out on a new horizon with new head coach Bob Greco taking the reigns. Twenty-six seasons, 21 state tournament appearances and 13 titles later, the math instructor is stepping down from his post as head man.

“What a wonderful opportunity it was for me all those years ago; I didn’t realize the impact it would have on me,” Greco said in a press release.

After the news was reported on Thursday morning, a flow of support came in for Coach Greco, including former players. He coached the likes of Matt Waldron, Jackson Rose and Jake Myers, who have all bee selected to play professional baseball in the past decade. Former player Nick Henrichs weighed in via Twitter.

“His knowledge for the game was astounding, and he was one of the big reason why I am playing college baseball today,” Henrichs said.

In his 26 seasons, Greco finished with an overall record of 573-227, which is good for a .716 win percentage.

Mr. Steve Clark will take over as the interim baseball coach for the 2020 season.