Longtime Plano baseball coach and U.S. History teacher Rick Robertson is leaving the diamond behind. The Wildcats coach has produced five district champions, 10 playoff teams, and he produced more than 50 college players at Plano Senior High. He has been coach for 13 seasons at Plano, and 2020 was his 37th season as a head coach. He has won 583 times as a coach.
Plano Senior High School advanced to the Regional semifinals in 2011 and Regional finals in 2014.
We first met the East Texas Baptist grad when he was coach at Sulphur Springs, Texas. He also coached baseball in Winnsboro and Canton, Texas. Longtime Garland ISD Athletic Director Homer B. Johnson hired Robertson to coach baseball at South Garland, where he led the Colonels for 18 seasons. Ten of his South Garland teams made the playoffs, and he Colonels made regional quarterfinals twice. His 2005 South Garland team won 32 games and only lost five.
Then Plano Coach Gerald Brence said this in June 2007 when he hired Robertson: “Rick had a tremendous record during his 18 years at South Garland, and he is also an outstanding history teacher.”
Keep up him Coach Robertson on Twitter @coach__rob
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