The Potter’s House athletic department didn’t have to look far to find a new head baseball coach. Potter’s House is excited to announce that assistant coach, Robb Fynewever-Muyskens has been hired to replace Jake Hoogstrate for the 2019 season. Robb has been a part of the baseball program for many years. He served as Hoogstrate’s assistant for the past two seasons and was the middle school head coach for a 2 seasons prior to that. His son, Luke, is a pitcher on the varsity team. Robb is currently a teacher at Trinitas Classical School and has taught at Potter’s House in the past. When asked about his thoughts on being offered the position, he said “It’s humbling to be entrusted with this responsibility, but I’m excited for the opportunity to play my part in helping these young men develop into the people God wants them to be.
Coach Robb has high goals for the program, his vision includes the development of our younger players. Coach says, “My vision for the baseball program is to see it develop consistency in its quality of play from year to year. This is a challenge at a small school. The middle school team plays a vital role in the success of the high school team, as well-coached, experienced players need to constantly be added to the varsity team from year to year to replace those who graduate. Also, the high expectations and atmosphere of hard work established by Coach Hoogstrate need to be maintained and built upon to continue to compete for the league title every year as well as having success at the district and regional levels.”
“I am so excited to have Robb lead this program.” Says AD Kara Haskill. “Robb is passionate about the students at Potter’s House. He shares the school’s vision and wants whats best for the kids. He is also very knowledgeable about the game and has over 20 years of experience, he’s going to do a great job.”
Off season workouts have already begun and the first practice is scheduled for March 11. Coach says about the upcoming season, “I am most excited about just going to work every day with this great group of young men. It’s a joy to work toward a common goal with these guys who play hard and have fun doing it. Baseball is a difficult sport, so it’s very satisfying to see improvement and success from players working so hard at their craft.”