By: Nate Calvin
ARCHBOLD – After 14 years as the head coach and 25 years overall with the program, Dick Selgo has announced he is stepping down as head coach at Archbold after a highly successful run.
Selgo leaves the Bluestreaks as the program’s all-time winningest coach at 268-116 and was 303-134 overall including his two years at Eastwood.
“It has been an honor and a joy to be the head baseball coach at Archbold High School. Our players are what made this so much fun”, commented Selgo in a prepared statement.
“They had a passion for playing the game, had a tremendous work ethic, great attitudes, and were very respectful. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
“The parents are to be commended on how they have raised these young men. These players also happened to be very talented, which made it even more fun.”
“I only hope that I have made some impact on their lives in ways other than just baseball.”
Selgo spent his first 11 years at Archbold as an assistant with the highlight being a state championship in 2005.
After taking over the reigns in 2009, Archbold saw tremendous postseason success winning 11 sectional titles and winning district crowns in 2016-2019.
Archbold broke through in 2021 and returned to the state tournament where they finished as state runner-up after dropping the Division III state championship game to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 4-1.
This past spring Archbold went 19-9 (the 14th winning season for Archbold with Selgo at the helm) and won their third league title under Selgo before the season ended after falling to Ottawa Hills in the Division III district championship game.
“I am very thankful to the school administration for all of their support, and especially to Athletic Director Allan Gladieux, for his support and encouragement”, continued Selgo, a graduate of Pettisville High School.
“I also owe a huge thank you to all of our assistant coaches over the years: Jeff Brunswick, Kirk Weldy, Scott Foor, Tom Vershum, Toby Walker, Garrett Grime, Loren Brown, Jon Fether, and Mike Fether. A lot of these coaches were volunteers. They love baseball and love working with young athletes.”
“Also included in that list would be the summer youth coach Derric Martinez, along with many of our former players, that would help coach in the summers.”
Selgo is the second veteran coach in the area to call it a career in recent weeks, joining Tom Held at Defiance who stepped down after 35 years in coaching, the last 24 leading Defiance.
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