Boys Varsity Baseball · Boone Grove’s Pat Antone named the 2018 Post-Tribune Baseball Coach of the Year

Andrean coach Dave Pishkur was skeptical when his assistant, Pat Antone, committed to winning a state title after he left the 59ers for Boone Grove.

Antone worked for Pishkur for four years in two different stints. He departed after the 2017 season.

It seemed crazy.

“In the back of my mind, I was thinking, ‘I don’t know if I’d go out on a limb and talk about that,’” Pishkur said. “You just don’t know what you have.”

He was born to coach.

He knew he wanted to be on a baseball bench when he was a senior in high school.

In his first year, Antone led Boone Grove to its first baseball state title and first IHSAA-sanctioned state championship in any sport. He’s just the second coach to win a baseball state title in his first year, following Indianapolis Cathedral’s Ed Freije…

Click here for the full 6/27/2018 Post-Tribune article written by Mike Hutton.