Head Coach Larry Prange

The Fungo Master

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Coach Prange's Post Season Reports: 2002 and 2003

The Greenbelt Post 136 Baseball Program has many reasons for having high expectations for the 2004 Legion campaigns.  It will be an exciting season.  The coaching staff is ready to climb to championship status once again.

Coach Prange would like to express his appreciation to all of the players that have played for Greenbelt and moved on.  He has enjoyed coaching each of you.  Remember the good things baseball has done for you.  Try and give something back as you advance in life.

If you ever see me on a baseball field with my fungo and there is a bucket of baseballs nearby, you better start running and get to the fence.  Expect to stay there until the bucket is empty.  If you are a catcher, then just stay where you are and look directly overhead.  The ball will be right above your nose.  Catch the ball.  I am the Fungo Master.

Remember some of my rules for life:

When diving or sliding, you might lose some skin but, it grows back.

No matter how steep the incline, the journey begins with one step.

Take the field with pride.

Catch the ball.  Hit the ball.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.

Never use my Fungo in batting practice or on deck.

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Coach Prange played baseball at Potomac High School from 1979 to 1981 where he graduated, and his coach was Coach Charlie Sullivan of DeMatha HS.  He is now in his 17th year at DeMatha as Outfield Coach.  He attributes almost everything he has learned about the game of baseball from Coach Sullivan during the last 24 years.  As a talented instructor, he demonstrates and teaches to the players the skills, both physically and mentally, they need to master the game and become top competitors.  Coach Prange is a baseball junkie and is tight with the Washington Senators Frank Howard.

After the DeMatha season is over, Coach Prange continues with that winning tradition, turning into Head Coach of the 2002 Maryland State Champion, Greenbelt American Legion Post #136 team.  That season, the team finished 44-3 in the Mid Atlantic Regionals.  The 2003 Season ended as Maryland State Runner Up with a 33-7 record.  Over the last six years, he coached the team to an impressive 6 Division Titles and a  record of 162 wins and 40 losses.