Former Coldwater Coach, ACME C0-Founder Lou Brunswick

Thavoice

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Hall of Fame Coach Lou Brunswick, 92, passed away last evening.

Coach Brunswick was the coach of the Cavaliers from 1959-1993, won 5 State Titles and was 750-160 in his illustrious career.

He was a co founder of ACME Baseball and between coaching Coldwater High School, ACME and legion ball he posted over 1,500 wins. Many times he could have climbed the ladder for higher positions but stated at the HS and local levels to help as many kids as possible with their baseball dreams.

www.acmebaseball.org
A few years ago a book was published about his career and life.

He, and the Brunswick Family (Tom, Mark, Scoop) has a lifetime legacy helping high school baseball players and coaches through the decades.

I can recall the first time meeting coach. As a youth at the park he showed up at the shelter house one day for pee wee baseball. He looked around and told everyone 'it didnt matter who is the best right now, it matters when i get to coach you'. He was instrumental in the very unique, and successful, youth baseball program in Coldwater that, to this day for a small town of less than 5,000 and in D3, and have 8 little league teams. He believed in getting as many kids as many chances to play, and play often all summer long.


I was fortunate to play nearly 200 games for Coach Brunswick, The Silver Fox, learn and confide in him over the years regarding the game of baseball and the direction it is going. He always had his pulse on what was going on in the game and would always say he could tell how old the kids were taking BP across the street (he lived across from Memorial Park) by the sound of it coming off the bat.

In a very tough week in Coldwater baseball with losing Coach Harlamert 10 days prior, the Coldwater and baseball community has taken a hit.

Coach was a Korean War Vet (and if you had him class, you heard the stories), a former minor league player, teacher for decades, HS coach for 35+ years, and a mentor for so many in the coaching community with the Coldwater baseball coaching tree.


Coach will be missed by so many. ' Heroes are forgotten, but legends never die'

Good Lord is surrounding himself with our local baseball family, Harley, Tom James and his brother Tim as a statman, and now the Patriarch of Coldwater Baseball.


Rest easy coach, rest easy.
 

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bigkat

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Hall of Fame Coach Lou Brunswick, 92, passed away last evening.

Coach Brunswick was the coach of the Cavaliers from 1959-1993, won 5 State Titles and was 750-160 in his illustrious career.

He was a co founder of ACME Baseball and between coaching Coldwater High School, ACME and legion ball he posted over 1,500 wins. Many times he could have climbed the ladder for higher positions but stated at the HS and local levels to help as many kids as possible with their baseball dreams.

www.acmebaseball.org
A few years ago a book was published about his career and life.

He, and the Brunswick Family (Tom, Mark, Scoop) has a lifetime legacy helping high school baseball players and coaches through the decades.

I can recall the first time meeting coach. As a youth at the park he showed up at the shelter house one day for pee wee baseball. He looked around and told everyone 'it didnt matter who is the best right now, it matters when i get to coach you'. He was instrumental in the very unique, and successful, youth baseball program in Coldwater that, to this day for a small town of less than 5,000 and in D3, and have 8 little league teams. He believed in getting as many kids as many chances to play, and play often all summer long.


I was fortunate to play nearly 200 games for Coach Brunswick, The Silver Fox, learn and confide in him over the years regarding the game of baseball and the direction it is going. He always had his pulse on what was going on in the game and would always say he could tell how old the kids were taking BP across the street (he lived across from Memorial Park) by the sound of it coming off the bat.

In a very tough week in Coldwater baseball with losing Coach Harlamert 10 days prior, the Coldwater and baseball community has taken a hit.

Coach was a Korean War Vet (and if you had him class, you heard the stories), a former minor league player, teacher for decades, HS coach for 35+ years, and a mentor for so many in the coaching community with the Coldwater baseball coaching tree.


Coach will be missed by so many. ' Heroes are forgotten, but legends never die'

Good Lord is surrounding himself with our local baseball family, Harley, Tom James and his brother Tim as a statman, and now the Patriarch of Coldwater Baseball.


Rest easy coach, rest easy.
Coldwater lost TWO coaches of KIDS ...... RIP!!!!
 
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