John Kurtz: Georgia College

John Kurtz

It's hard not to talk about Georgia College baseball without mentioning legendary baseball coach John Kurtz. Kurtz's name adorns the Bobcat's field after directing the program for 18 seasons. The longtime coach passed away in the fall of 1993 at practice.

Kurtz's resume is impressive. He compiled a 577-369-4 record, leading the Bobcats from 1976 to 1993. He led the program to seven Georgia Intercollegiate Atheletic Conference Championships and four NAIA District 25 titles. He guided two of his teams (1984 and 1985) to the NAIA World Series.

He coached 14 All-Americans and 45 All-District honorees and he led the program to 14 winning seasons. Five of his teams won 40 games or more and two teams won 50 or more games.

During his time at the school, he also coached the men's soccer team.