By Dianne Sudbrock
On May 31, 2019, the St. Francis Borgia Knights Varsity Baseball Team, Washington, MO, won the Class 4 State Championship — for the first time in the school’s history — topping off a record setting 23-7 season.
That accomplishment garnered Head Coach Rob Struckhoff the Missouri State Class 4 Coach of the Year Award by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association. A few weeks later, after being nominated by other coaches from Missouri, Struckhoff was named the Diamond High School Division II Coach of the Year for Region 5 (an eight state area) by the American Baseball Coaches Association’s (ABCA). Voting for that award occurred at the College World Series in Omaha, NE in June. In early January, 2020, Struckhoff and other award winning coaches from across the U.S. were recognized at the ABCA National Convention in Nashville, TN.
Struckhoff is a graduate of St. Francis Borgia High School (1991.) He was born and raised in Augusta, Missouri with his parents, Bob and Connie Struckhoff, and 3 siblings – Cori, Stefanie and Brian. He is married to Angela (Obermark) from Washington, and they have three children: Owen (a Junior at St. Francis…