In Honor of Bobby Moegleby Representative Randy Neugebauer
Posted on 2013-02-14
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mr. NEUGEBAUER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Bobby Moegle, a
coaching legend from Lubbock, Texas. Coach Moegle was recently inducted
into the 2012 Class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for his
outstanding coaching career and contributions to the community.
Coach Moegle was the first baseball coach Monterey High School hired and he kept that title for the next 40 years. His career record was an astounding 1,115-267. He won four state championships in 1972, 1974, 1981 and 1996. Additionally, his teams won 33 district championships. In 1972 he was named the National Baseball Coach of the Year.
Players respected Coach Moegle both on and off the field. More than 100 of his players made it to the collegiate level and 20 signed professional contracts. Coach Moegle built a baseball program on the High Plains that was the envy of the region. His teams were usually considered to be among the best mentally and physically prepared on the baseball field. Their intense practices and weight training programs paid dividends in the form of consistent winning seasons.
Beyond his winning record, Coach Moegle was a great mentor for his players and students. He is still very highly respected in the Lubbock community and across Texas. Many of his former players acknowledge the skills and habits they learned under Coach Moegle prepared them for the many challenges of life that came after high school.
Mr. Speaker please join me in recognizing Coach Moegle for his outstanding coaching career. Monterey High School and the City of Lubbock were truly blessed to have someone of the character and integrity of Coach Moegle to teach our kids the lessons of baseball and life for so many years.