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Longtime Prestonwood baseball coach Mike Maack announces retirement | #retirement | #elderly | #seniors


Plano Prestonwood Christian announced Tuesday that longtime baseball coach Mike Maack is retiring.

Maack was the coach from 2001 to 2014, left the position for a year, then returned as coach in 2016. During his time at the school, 32 players signed scholarships to play college baseball.

“Coach Mike Maack established baseball here at Prestonwood Christian Academy, and I am so grateful for all that he has poured into this program since that start,” Prestonwood athletic director Chris Cunningham said in a news release.

Maack won 73.9% of his games at Prestonwood, compiling a record of 269-95, and Prestonwood was a two-time state finalist and made five appearances in the state final four. Maack pitched in the minor leagues from 1982 to 1984, and in 2013 he was the pitching coach for the under-18 national team that won the golf medal at the U18 World Cup in Taiwan.

Maack has coached 87 players (not just at Prestonwood) who have played professional baseball, including seven first-round draft picks and 10 major league players.

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Pitcher Eric Hammond, a USC signee, and the Keller baseball team enter the playoffs ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 6A. The District 4-6A champion will open the playoffs against Weatherford.

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