Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt
Bob Schmitt
b. 1947

Year Inducted
If experience is indeed the best teacher, Bob Schmitt should have a Ph.D.

In no particular order, he served in the Peace Corps and in the Army Reserves, worked in a pickle factory, a steel mill foundry and in forestry, and has been an insurance adjustor, a sporting goods salesman, a radio analyst for a Babe Ruth World Series and one of the best modified softball players of his era.

But a career change in his early 40s - Schmitt began teaching 10th-grade English at Frewsburg Central School in 1988 - also left an indelible mark on the Bears' baseball program. During his 13 years as coach, Schmitt won state titles in 1991, 1995 and 1996 and compiled a 239-83 record, including 35-10 in the postseason.

Noted Rich Pinciaro, who played with Schmitt on the Jock Shop's national champion modified softball teams of the early 1980s: "He's a master."

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