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Curt Karpinski - 2008

Elyria High School

Hall of Fame

Curt is a 1968 graduate of Keystone HS and a 1972 graduate of Baldwin Wallace College where he earned 4 varsity baseball letters, All-District honors, national rankings as a collegiate pitcher, and a place in BW's College Hall of Fame. Curt signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians. After 2-1/2 years in the Indian's minor league system, both his arm and professional career ended. Curt began his teaching/coaching career in 1974 as the JV coach at Elyria. In 1979, he became the assistant coach at Oberlin College and then the head coach in 1984. He returned to Elyria and became their head coach in 1988-2004. In his 17 seasons leading the Pioneers, his teams posted a 236-148 record with 6 league championships, 5 district appearances, 3 Regional tourneys and a trip to the the Final Four. Curt helped form the Lorain County Baseball Coaches Association and served as its treasurer for 16 years. In 1997, he helped in the creation of the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association, and was its executive Director from 1998-2004. In 1997, Curt became the OHSBCA state poll director. He is married to Becky and has two sons, Chris and Dave, and two stepsons, Tim and Andy.

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