Former pro Sefcik takes over at Marist
Teaching pros are commonplace at golf courses.
They’re a little more foreign on high school baseball fields.
Homewood-Flossmoor once had ex-major leaguer Steve Stanicek as its diamond boss. Now Marist has entrusted its varsity baseball program to another former pro.
Kevin Sefcik, a 1993 St. Xavier University graduate who prepped at Andrew, spent part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, most of those with the Philadelphia Phillies. His background shouldn’t hurt Marist when it comes to enrolling a greater number of male student-athletes.
“It’s kind of cool,” Sefcik said, referring to his rare status as a major leaguer-turned-prep coach. “I hope that it gets kids interested in coming here.”
Marist athletic director Bob Lim thinks Sefcik will be a definite asset.
“The thing I like about Kevin is the fact that his major league career was made from him hustling and working hard and coming to work every day,” Lim said. “I think because of that he can relate more to these kids.”