Today we have to say goodbye to a brother, father, grandfather, friend, mentor and coach. Coach Schreimann passed away earlier this week. For the past several years I’ve had the great fortune to coach alongside Dave Schreimann and it’s been an experience I’ll carry with me always. I learned more about baseball than I ever thought I’d know. I learned more about coaching a group of young men than I ever expected to know. And my son, he was touched in ways that’s just plain difficult to explain.
Coach always set the bar high and he expected you to reach it. If you screwed up, you’d hear about it. If you succeeded, you’d hear about it. And, if you gave it your all… he’d pull you aside and praise you for your effort. He did what good coaches do every day – motivated kids to be better than they think they are.
For me, I occasionally got to spend time with Dave when he wasn’t in coach mode… Whether on the road to BC for a coaches meeting (boy he sure loved those “coaches meeting”) – after practice – in between games or outside of baseball altogether, he loved the game and he especially loved the boys he coached.
Thanks Coach! Thanks for all your time, effort and dedication. Thank you for teaching us. Thank you for your impact on our boys and being a part of our family. Best of luck and Godspeed, you’ll be missed.