GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern University Athletics Hall of Famer Bobby Moegle will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on February 18th, the first high school baseball coach to be selected for the honor.
Moegle was a standout athlete in basketball and baseball for the Pirates, earning letters in both sports in 1953 and 1954.
Following graduation and two years in the Army, Moegle signed with the Houston Buffs in 1956 and played three years in the minor leagues after his contract was bought out by the St. Louis Cardinals. There, Moegle learned from general manager Al Unser. In 1959, Moegle quit playing and took to the coaching box as a teacher and baseball coach at Monterey High School in Lubbock. He guided the Plainsmen to four State Baseball Championships, 33 District Championships and earned state and national High School Coach-of-the-Year Awards in 1972 and 1974. He accrued an impressive coaching record of 1115 wins and just 267 losses for a .807 win percentage for his career.
Southwestern University Athletics Hall of Fame isn't the only recognition Moegle has received since his retirement in 1999 as the winningest high school baseball coach in the nation. He is also a member of the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Fame, Baseball Coaches Hall of Honor and was the recipient of the Southwestern University Citation of Merit Award in 1979.
On February18th, Moegle will be joined by some of the biggest names in sports as the 2012 Texas Sports Hall of Fame class is inducted at the Ferrell Center. Moegle will earn a spot in history alongside Shaquille O'Neal (SA Cole and NBA star), Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints quarterback), Ricky Williams (former Texas Longhorn running back), Walt Garrison (former Dallas Cowboys running back), Eddie Matthews (former major league third baseman) and Cat Osterman (former Texas Longhorns softball pitcher).