Texas-Pan Am coach wins 1,200th game
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Texas Pan-American’s 2-0 victory over Notre Dame in the first game of a doubleheader Monday gave Broncs coach Al Ogletree his 1,200th career coaching win.
Ogletree, the winningest active coach in Division I-A, also has 699 losses in a 41-year career that will end with this season. This is his 29th year at UTPA.
Ogletree, 67, reached the milestone on his fourth try. Steve Redden scored on a single by Jeff Pool in the first inning and Jeff Moore scored on Leo Salinas’ single in the seventh.
The winning pitcher was Mike Karow, whose great-grandfather, Marty Karow, coached Ogletree at Texas A&M in 1950.
Ogletree, a catcher on Texas A&M’s 1951 Southwest Conference champions, guided Sul Ross State into the NAIA World Series in 1968.
His Broncs finished fourth in the nation in the 1971 NCAA College World Series, earning him college coach of the year honors from The Sporting News.