Thursday, November 27, 2014


Penn's Ryan Kaczmarski gets a welcome at third base by Coach Greg Dikos after hitting a triple in the top of the fifth inning. (The Elkhart Truth)

Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game in April 2011 in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500th career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Penn coach Greg Dikos keeps stats while his team is on the field. (Larry Tebo/The Elkhart Truth, File)

Truth Photo By Larry Tebo Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game Wednesday afternoon in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500 career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Penn coach Greg Dikos gives his batter Cameron Schooley some instruction before he goes to the plate.|109710 (AP)

Truth Photo By Larry Tebo Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game Wednesday afternoon in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500 career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Penn coach Greg Dikos (right) talks with assistant Joel Reinebold towards the end of the game.|109704 (AP)

Truth Photo By Larry Tebo Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game Wednesday afternoon in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500 career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Dikos yells into his batter.|109737 (AP)

Truth Photo By Larry Tebo Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game Wednesday afternoon in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500 career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Going over ground rules before the game is base umpire Harold Gingerich, Central coach Steve Stutsman, plate umpire Jeff Dunham and Penn coach Greg Dikos.|109736 (AP)

Truth Photo By Larry Tebo Penn baseball team visited Central for a conference game Wednesday afternoon in which Penn coach Greg Dikos was going for his 500 career win at Penn. The Kingsmen won 12-2 in 5 innings. Dikos and Central's coach Steve Stutsman chat before the game.|109735 (AP)

Penn senior Chris Como is congratulated by head coach Greg Dikos after stealing third base as Penn hosted Elkhart Central in a varsity baseball game Friday, April 26, 2013, at Penn High School in Mishawaka. Penn won, 4-3. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Penn head coach Greg Dikos.|40105 (AP)
At 600 baseball wins, Penn High School's Greg Dikos is in rare company
Posted on April 25, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

When Penn's Greg Dikos reached the 600-victory plateau in his Penn High School coaching career, he joined some select company.

The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association recognizes its members when they pass each century mark.

According to IHSBCA numbers entering the 2014 season, there were two dozen men with 600 or more career victories. Of that number, 13 were retired and one deceased.

Another 24 coaches had surpassed 500, with Hall of Famers Dikos and former Elkhart Memorial head coach and long-time Bethel College assistant Dick Siler being among them.

 

IHSBCA Coaching Wins

(Going into 2014)

(HOF) - Denotes Hall of Famer

1000 Level

Ken Schreiber (HOF) — LaPorte (retired)

900 Level

Quentin Merkel (HOF) — Evansville Memorial

700 Level

Jake Burton (HOF) — McCutcheon

Dave Gandolph (HOF) — Center Grove

Bill Nixon (HOF) — Plymouth (retired)

Dave Pishkur (HOF) — Andrean

Wayne Stock (HOF) — Clarksville (retired) (Hanover College)

600 Level

Ty Calloway (HOF) — Western

Jack Campbell (HOF) — Chesterton

Gary DeHaven (HOF) — Benton Central (retired)

Brian Dudley (HOF) — Wapahani

John Froedge (HOF) — Crawfordsville

Terry Gobert (HOF) — Jasper

Bill Jones (HOF) — DeKalb (retired)

Lloyd Michael (HOF) — Hagerstown (retired)

Dan Miller (HOF) — Highland

Gary O’Neal (HOF) — Madison (retired)

George Phares (HOF) — Taylor (retired) (Indiana Wesleyan)

Jim Reinebold (HOF) — South Bend Clay (retired)

Howard Sharpe (HOF) — Terre Haute Gerstmeyer (deceased)

Don Sherman (HOF) — Huntington North (retired)

Bill Stoudt (HOF) — Pendleton Heights (retired)

Bill Tutterow (HOF) — Martinsville (retired)

John Wirtz (HOF) — Roncalli (retired)

500 Level

Dave Bischoff (HOF) — New Haven

Tom Bradley (HOF) — Indianapolis North Central (deceased)

Dale Cox — LaVille (retired)

Steve DeGroote — West Vigo

Greg Dikos (HOF) — Penn

Lou Giovanini (HOF) — Columbus East (retired)

Doug Greenlee — Kankakee Valley (retired)

Jim Hughes (HOF) — Franklin County (retired)

Dean Lehrman — Heritage

Jack Massucci (HOF) — Fort Wayne Concordia (retired)

Chip O’Neil — South Bend Clay (retired)

Don Poole (HOF) — Jeffersonville (retired)

Al Rabe — Scottsburg

Jim Reid — Gibson Southern (retired)

Jack Schimanski — Wheeler (retired)

Ken Seitz (HOF) — Hamilton Southeastern

Bob Shinkan — Munster

Dick Siler (HOF) — Elkhart Memorial (retired) (Bethel College)

Dean Stahly (HOF) — South Adams (retired)

Chris Stavreti (HOF) — Fort Wayne Northrop (deceased)

Bob Stecher — Anderson Highland (retired)

Jim Turner, Sr. (HOF) — Logansport (retired)

Phil Webster — Decatur Central (retired)

Gary Witham — Northview (retired)