(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E157]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                        IN HONOR OF BOBBY MOEGLE


                         HON. RANDY NEUGEBAUER

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. NEUGEBAUER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Bobby Moegle, a 
coaching legend from Lubbock, Texas. Coach Moegle was recently inducted 
into the 2012 Class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for his 
outstanding coaching career and contributions to the community.
  Coach Moegle was the first baseball coach Monterey High School hired 
and he kept that title for the next 40 years. His career record was an 
astounding 1,115-267. He won four state championships in 1972, 1974, 
1981 and 1996. Additionally, his teams won 33 district championships. 
In 1972 he was named the National Baseball Coach of the Year.
  Players respected Coach Moegle both on and off the field. More than 
100 of his players made it to the collegiate level and 20 signed 
professional contracts. Coach Moegle built a baseball program on the 
High Plains that was the envy of the region. His teams were usually 
considered to be among the best mentally and physically prepared on the 
baseball field. Their intense practices and weight training programs 
paid dividends in the form of consistent winning seasons.
  Beyond his winning record, Coach Moegle was a great mentor for his 
players and students. He is still very highly respected in the Lubbock 
community and across Texas. Many of his former players acknowledge the 
skills and habits they learned under Coach Moegle prepared them for the 
many challenges of life that came after high school.
  Mr. Speaker please join me in recognizing Coach Moegle for his 
outstanding coaching career. Monterey High School and the City of 
Lubbock were truly blessed to have someone of the character and 
integrity of Coach Moegle to teach our kids the lessons of baseball and 
life for so many years.