stays busy in "retirement"
Posted on February 6, 2014
Legendary baseball coach Mike Bocock isn't exactly taking the summer off from coaching.
, who led the Waynesboro Generals to the 2013 Valley League championship, his
eighth in 25 years as a VBL coach, stepped down from the job after hoisting the Jim Lineweaver Cup in August, but Bocock
will be patrolling the dugout for a new team this year.
Bocock's Shenandoah Valley Baseball-Softball Academy
is putting together a travel team made up of 15- and 16-year-old players from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania that will travel the national summer circuit.
"I said this when I retired last summer.
is in my blood," said Bocock
, who notched his
600th win as a Valley League coach last summer on his
way to the league championship.
Mike Bocock, owner of the SVB-SA, has built successful programs in Virginia, at Stonewall Jackson High School, Harrisonburg High School and Chowan College, and in Florida at Citrus High School and Desoto County High School.
He is the VBL's all-time winningest coach, with over 600 career wins, 12 league pennants and six President's Cup Championships, including his most recent in 2013.