Excellence on and off the field
To prepare for success in life on and off the field
Process over Outcome/Everything Counts
Core Principles (D.O.G.S.)
D = Dedicated/Driven - Doing what is expected to be done each and every time.
O = Optimistic - Keeping a positive attitude regardless of the situation
G = Grit - Ability to embrace adversity and keep moving forward
S = Selfless - Caring more about your team accomplishments than your own
Every player must bring a positive attitude to both practices and games. Each player is expected to work hard and take coaching. They need to practice becoming a good teammate and continuously strive toward reaching excellence. Excellence is a continuous, relentless, never-ending commitment to improve. It is a gradual result of always trying to get better. Each player will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times, regardless of victory or defeat. It is also expected that each player will abide by all team and school rules.
The coaches ask that players put forth their best effort at all time during practice. A player who does not do so will be encouraged to change their pace. If he is unable to do so, he may then be asked to leave practice. Dismissal from practice can influence the amount of playing time an individual receives and subjects himself to removal from the team. A player enhances his chances of more playing time by practicing to their full potential, but is not a guarantee as other factors are involved in matters of playing time.
Players are expected to be at every practice and team function on time. Unavoidable conflicts should be explained to the coach prior to an absence when possible. Each absence or tardy will be considered on an individual basis and may or may not be excused.
All team members who successfully complete the season as part of the team will be rewarded with the appropriate varsity or junior varsity award.
2019 Division 1 State Champions
2018 Division 1 District and SMAC Conference Champs
2016 Division 1 Baseball District and Regional Champs*
2015 Division 1 Baseball District, Regional Champs & State Runner-Up
Head Baseball Coach
Portage Northern High School
IB Sports, Exercise, & Health Science,
Personal Finance and Health Teacher
Junior Varsity Football Coach
MHSBCA 2nd Vice President
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