Coach inducted into National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame

Makayla Mais, Editor-In-Chief

Boys basketball and baseball coach Jason Ollison has only just started his coaching career at WHS, but has earned recognition at a national level for his baseball playing abilities.

  Coach Ollison had been inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame by playing with the Mid-Missouri Crawdads Semi-Pro Baseball Team for four years, with whom he placed second in the USBC World Series in 2006, won the Missouri Show-Me Games in 2006, along with a second place finish in 2007, and a third place finish in 2005.

  “Being selected is an incredible honor for me and my family,” Ollison said. “I was lucky enough to play with some very good players, and without them, I wouldn’t have had the success I have had as a player or a coach.”

  Coach Ollison began his coaching career in 2001 at Lincoln University, and has since coached for Green Ridge and Lincoln University.

  “I really enjoy teaching the game, especially to kids, but nothing takes the place of getting on the field and playing,” Ollison said.

   Assistant principal Billy Daleske is very proud of Ollison’s accomplishment.

  “I think it’s awesome he’s been recognized, and I’ve very proud,” Daleske said. “I am glad he chose to be at Warsaw.”