Athletic Hall of Fame

Ron Oestrike

Ron Oestrike

Sport(s): Baseball

Graduating Class: 1954

Induction Class: 1979

A 1954 EMU graduate, Ron Oestrike was the University's head baseball coach for 23 years, from 1965-87, directing the baseball program to unprecedented heights, including leading the team to a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship in 1970, a runner-up spot in the 1976 NCAA College World Series, a fifth-place finish in the 1975 NCAA College World Series, four Mid-American Conference championships, and five NCAA Regional appearances on the way to a 633-492-8 overall record.

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