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Coach Harig Inducted into Colorado Baseball Coaches HOF

By Sage Rose in Sports

With thirty plus years of coaching under his belt, varsity baseball coach Rick Harig has been inducted into the Colorado Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

“It was actually more stressful than I thought,” said Harig. “There were about 130 people who came, lots of people from out of state and lots of former players as early back as 1983. Overall it was a really good experience, but at first it was a little stressful.”

The induction is a huge accolade for Harig as two of his most eminent baseball graduates attended, Major League pitcher Jesse Crain and St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak.

“I met a few people and I didn’t know all the inductees,” said Harig. “Mostly I hung out with a lot of old acquaintances that I hadn’t seen in a long time.”

As the baseball season approaches, Coach Harig is looking forward to going far and winning a championship.

“We returned six guys this year and so I think we really feel like we have a lot of experience back,” said Harig. “We had a quick ending last year in the final eight so I think most of the people back really experienced that and feel like we can repeat and actually extend and do better.”

During his coaching career Harig has compiled over 1,300 wins, nine state championships in Legion play, and also coached the Knights in their 1993 state title game.

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