By Christi Mays
Former UMHB baseball player Steve Chapman ’79 became the winningest high school baseball coach in Texas state history this May when he led the Calallen Wildcats to the Class 4A regional final and logged his 1,116th coaching victory.
Chapman took the title from Lubbock Monterey legend Bobby Moegle — the only other Texas high school baseball coach who has won 1,000 games. His record remained unbeaten at 1,115-267 from his 40 seasons of coaching from 1960 to 1999.
“Breaking the record that Coach Moegle had set at Lubbock Monterey was very special because I know how great of a coach he was and what kind of program he had there,” Chapman said.
Since taking over the Calallen program in 1982, Chapman has led the Wildcats to 31 consecutive playoff appearances, 29 district titles, 12 state tournament appearances, and three state titles in 2000, 2005 and 2008.