Concordia pays respect to 36-year-coaching legend Bucky Burgau in his final season with the Cobbers. Burgau will retire following the 2014 season.
Concordia announced today they will name the field in his honor, the Bucky Burgau Field, on April 29th. The ceremony will precede the Cobber's final conference se ires against Bethel.
The decision to honor Burgau as the field's namesake was one Athletic Director Rich Glas called in easy decision.
Burgau is the all-time winningest coach in MIAC baseball history, having earned his 700th career win in March.
He has the 12th most wins of any active coach in all
of NCAA Division III.
Burgau is a four-time MIAC Coach of the Year and has guided the Cobbers to three MIAC championships — in 1985, 1993 and 1995. Burgau is the only coach in league history to amass over 400 conference wins. He was elected to the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
Bucky described today's announcement as humbling, unreal and the greatest honor.
"I really am in an alternate universe today," Burgau told Valley News Live. "I really am so it's hard to put a finger on it. But I'm deeply moved and honored. And I'm hoping a lot of great baseball to played on that field for many, many, many years to come."
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