Coach Gustafson Inducted to Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Coach Garry Gustafson: Head Niles West Varsity Baseball Coach and member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

George Panoutsos

Coach Garry Gustafson: Head Niles West Varsity Baseball Coach and member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

By George Panoutsos

Head baseball coach Garry Gustafson will be inducted to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a ceremony Jan. 25, 2014.

Gustafson, a physical education teacher, will begin his 23rd season as head baseball coach this spring. He has coached baseball 27 years at Niles West. He has put together a 402-296 record while in the driver’s seat at West.

Gustafson was the IHSBCA Coach of the Year in 1990 after leading Niles West to the summer state championship. He has also produced three regional titles and two summer regional championships along with two summer sectional championships. Gustafson has generated 21 Division 1 players and six players have signed professional contracts in his 22 years as head coach.

The Niles West News sat down with Coach Gus to discuss his reaction to his induction. Click above to hear the audio interview with the Coach.