Longtime Greensburg Salem baseball coach Jim Stewart resigns
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For his retirement, Jim Stewart's assistant coaches gave him a baseball card of himself. On the back, as expected, were some statistics.
Just not all of them.
“I couldn't really tell you what my career record is,” said Stewart, who recently announced his retirement as a mathematics teacher at Greensburg Salem after 21 years and as baseball coach of the Golden Lions after 19 seasons. “All it has is from 2004 to 2013. I was 114-72.
“We got better in the second half. Maybe that's why the first part isn't on there.”
Stewart, 63, took over as coach at Greensburg Salem in 1995 and said that regardless of the outcomes, he's had a blast coaching the kids over the years. He previously taught at Greensburg Central Catholic for 19 years, where he served as boys basketball coach and assistant baseball coach.
“We were in the playoffs pretty regularly, but we didn't get past the quarterfinals,” Stewart said, referring to his baseball teams at Greensburg Salem. “Talent is a factor, no question. But we always were pretty competitive, and we were pretty successful. I felt like our kids were always ready to keep playing baseball.”
Stewart also spent a brief time teaching and coaching at Plum in Allegheny County.
He leaves Greensburg Salem with mixed emotions after leading the Golden Lions to three WPIAL Class AAA section championships.
“I live right down from the field,” he said. “I've always loved sports, and I've always been involved in sports. Coaching was a way to stay involved. I still like it, but I have three grandkids. Maybe it's time for someone else.”
Dave Mackall is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com.
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