It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of retired teacher and baseball coach Scott Muckey. Coach Muckey was a friend to a great many people and touched the lives of countless others through his 28 years as a coach and teacher at Crespi.
Coach Muckey was hired in the fall of 1986 and successfully coached Crespi’s baseball team for 28 years until his retirement in 2014. During those 28 years he had 11 League Titles, 2 CIF Titles, 22 playoff berths; he coached countless MLB draft picks and had 3 former players selected in the first round of the draft (Sean Gilmartin, Trevor Plouffe, and Jeff Suppan), had 21 players go on to play professionally and many more who have gone on to play at the collegiate level.
Coach Muckey is the winningest “southern section” coach in the San Fernando Valley baseball history with 502 wins, and he is only one of 43 coaches to ever win 500 games. Click HERE to read the LA Times article about Coach Muckey. But beyond his storied baseball career, Coach Muckey was an even greater mentor, colleague, and friend. We will miss him dearly. Egg-egg! Coach Muckey’s family invites everyone to attend a memorial service for Coach Muckey that will be held in the Alumni Memorial Gym at 1pm with a reception afterwards in The Commons.
In the coming weeks, Crespi plans to retire Coach Muckey’s jersey at the Hartunian Baseball Field. Details to follow at a later date.
Please keep Coach Muckey and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace and may Our Lady of Mt. Carmel continue to watch over us all.