Oklahoma Christin University baseball coach, Lonny Cobble, had his jersey retired this past week at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Cobble was the first head baseball coach ever posting a 536-234 all time record to go along with two state championships.
“I am very honored that Emond Santa Fe thought of me and did this,” Cobble said. “I have great memories at that place.”
Cobble led the Edmond Santa Fe baseball team for 19 years starting in 1994. His No. 0 jersey will be retired and displayed in the locker room.
Cobble was shocked by the honor.
“I was floored when I found out,” Cobble said. “I feel truly blessed”
Current Oklahoma Christian players were in attendance at the ceremony on March 2.
“It was awesome to see Cobble out there receiving this honor,” sophomore Joey Stofer said. “He is so deserving and a great coach and person.”
Fifth year senior Austin McCain had some words for his coach.
“Cobble is the greatest players’ coach you’ll play for, no surprise he got an honor like this. Definitely deserving,” McCain said.
Cobble has shown his dedication and appreciation for his players.
“Cobble would do anything for us and has done so much for me and my career including being a major part that I came back for my fifth year,” Senior Errett Edwards said.
Stofer agreed with this statement.
“Throughout my injury last year, Cobble was there for me and so understanding, he is the ultimate players coach.” Stofer said.
Cobble began coaching at Oklahoma Christian in 2013 and is entering his eighth year as Oklahoma Christian’s head baseball coach.
“It’s really an honor, I can’t believe they did this,” Cobble said. “I’m so blessed and appreciate this amazing opportunity.”