BEATRICE – Beatrice High School has a new head baseball coach. In a news release from Activities Director, Neal Randel, Bob Steinkamp was selected to the lead the Orangemen baseball team on Wednesday.
Steinkamp, who is a life-long resident of Beatrice, replaces Ben Brink, who resigned for personal reasons.
Steinkamp is a baseball coaching legend in the Midwest, and was selected to the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame, for which he is the current president of the organization. He is one of just two Nebraskans in the National Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
He has coached for over 40-years, including head coach of the Beatrice Bruins. Steinkamp has over 1400 career wins, and has coached 34 players who advanced to the Major Leagues, including Alex Gordon, Joba Chamberlain and Wymore, Nebraska native Jake Diekman.
In addition to coaching, Steinkamp has served as a major league scout for 24-years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs, and most recently, the Seattle Mariners.
Coach Steinkamp will be assisted by Chuck Hamilton and Chris Belding. The Orangemen baseball coaching staff will meet with prospective baseball players at the Beatrice High School Media Center on Wednesday, November 23rd at 2:15 PM.