By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
Legendary Crestwood educator and coach Bob Corbett was immortalized last week when the district officially dedicated the baseball field in Corbett’s name.
The home of the Red Devils will forever be know as “Bob Corbett Field.”
Crestwood athletic director Troy Spiker led a presentation to the Corbett family last week to formally announce the honor.
Earlier this season, a new electronic scoreboard was installed at the baseball field, with “Corbett Field” displayed largely at the top, along with, “In loving memory to longtime teacher and coach Bob Corbett.”
Corbett died in 2022 at the age of 78.
He was a 1960 graduate of Crestwood High School and began his teaching career at Southeast, where he taught fro 1967 to 1970. He then returned to teach at Crestwood, spending the next 18 years teaching history, geography, economics and English until he retired in 1988.
“Bob shared a lifelong love for educating young students, coaching, scouting and following sports, as well as writing,” Spiker’s press release included.
Corbett’s career as a coach and scout was sparked by wanting to do more and giving more to his students.
His passion for writing did not include a long list of published articles, but his works were complete and interesting, including personal pieces on The History of the United States from President Jefferson and Franklin, Through the Obama Years and other articles provided to the Mantua Township Historical Society.
Corbett’s cousin, Ray Corbett, described Bob as a “happy, go-lucky guy, whose passion was to educate people and to live a happy life. No matter what.”
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