Cpach Petruska enters his second year as our varsity head baseball coach. In his first year he led our team to the WPIAL playoffs and a first round playoff victory. Coach played varsity baseball at Central Catholic and in college at Clarion University. He coached baseball in Florida before returning to the area along with his wife who teaches in the Lower School. He teaches sixth grade in the Cannon McMillan school district.
Baseball is a game of fundamentals, speed, power, and knowledge. Trust and respect must be earned amongst the players and between the players and the coaches. Self-discipline and sportsmanship are very crucial to having success. Add the ingredients of dedication, and hard work. Without these two things, success is almost certainly not going to happen. If you dedicate yourself and work hard for things you will find yourself more often than not, successful in anything you attempt. Learn as much about the game as you can, ask questions and expect answers as you would in a classroom; Knowledge is Power.