Steve Grescovich

Baseball can be addicting and Grescovich cannot get enough of the sport. He began coaching the JV team at Walsh Jesuit High School in 1979 and became varsity head coach in 1982, thus kick-starting what has become one of the Akron area’s top programs. In the 15 years as Walsh head coach, Grescovich’s teams qualified for six district tournaments, reached the regionals four times, and qualified for the final four in the state tourney once.

Grescovich hasn’t been the head coach at Walsh in years, but he still contributes his time as batting instructor (probably his special talent) and outfield coach, and he continues to throw batting practice. Grescovich has been teaching at Walsh for 39 years.

In 1991, he received the prestigious Clem Caraboolad Award as the No. 1 Akron area high school coach in any sport. Grescovich graduated from Walsh in in 1974 then earned a degree at the University of Akron where he played outfield and catcher.