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Baseball was added to Crosspoint in the 2012 school year. That inaugural year, we won one game and ended with a 1-11 record. It was truly a great milestone at Crosspoint to begin a baseball program and be able to field a baseball squad. These athletes work very hard drilling in preparation for games. They sweat, endure pain, receive criticism, and are praised on a job well done. They experience defeat and, at times, victory. They laugh and, at times, cry. They learn what it means to be part of a team and that they must rely on one another to succeed. They are learning what life will be like, and what their walk will be like as Christians -- depending on each other and our Heavenly Father. Each day I spend with these young men is something that I truly cherish. It is a true blessing that I am so grateful to have. I thank God every day for this opportunity that He has given me. Please continue to pray and support ALL of your athletes at Crosspoint.
--Larry Zeitzmann, Head Coach
About the Coaches
Head Baseball Coach
The 2015-2016 season marks his twelth season with the Cougars, where he coaches both soccer and baseball. Coach Zeitzmann is retired Fire Chief for the city of Glendale, serving Glendale for twenty-seven years, fourteen of them as chief of the department. He has been a member of the Crosspoint school board since 1998 and is a staff member and youth director of The Experience Church in Washington. His previous coaching experience includes coaching high school girls soccer for the Washington Soccer Association Gold Division (unofficially St. Francis Borgia High School) from 1979-1982 and eleven seasons of Crosspoint soccer. When asked why he coaches, Zeitzmann replies, "I truly feel this is a calling God has placed on my heart. I love to teach players about the sport and what it means and, most importantly, what it takes to be successful as a player, in the workforce, after school, and in their walk as followers of Christ."
Assistant Baseball Coach
Jared Hogan has been coaching for Crosspoint since the baseball program began in 2012. Coach Hogan received an associate degree in teaching from East Central College in 2009 and a bachelor of science in criminology from Missouri State University in 2011. His previous athletic experience includes twelve years of playing baseball, coaching Upwards basketball for several years, and serving for three years as referee MSHSAA basketball. Hogan says he coaches because, "I enjoy hanging with, coaching, and mentoring the kids...and I miss playing baseball!"
Assistant Baseball Coach
Erik Howard joined Crosspoint's coaching staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Evangel University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in middle school math. Coach Howard earned a scholarship to run cross country at Evangel during the 2006-2007 school year. Before coming to Crosspoint, Howard was Assistant Men's Softball Coach for Evangel Temple's men's slow-pitch team from 2007-2011. When asked why he coaches, he responds, "I coach because I really enjoy seeing students play the games that I love, watching them improve in different skill areas, and seeing them grow together. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and I am glad and blessed that I get to be around it all."