Calallen’s Steve Chapman to Be Honored at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet

Calallen’s Steve Chapman will be honored at the 12th Annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet this month as one of 2015 South Texas High School Coaches of the Year.

Chapman guided the Wildcats to the UIL Region IV-5A finals, a No. 4 state ranking, and 32-5 overall record during his 33rd season at Calallen.

After wrapping up the District 30-5A crown with 15 wins in 16 games, the Wildcats went 9-2 in playoff action. They swept Laredo Cigarroa, Mission Sharyland, Victoria East, and Alamo Heights before falling to Georgetown in three games.

Senior pitchers Dylan Duarte and Kyle Hill, junior second baseman Josh Baltierra, senior outfielder Chase Whetsel, and junior outfielder Nathan Rabe represented Calallen on the Texas Sportswriters Association all-state team. Duarte and Baltierra were included on the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state squad.

Chapman, who also earned large school coaching honors for 2011, was recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 banquet. He skippered Calallen to Class 4A state championships in 2000, 2005, and 2008.

Jose Luis Lopez, Richard Vasquez, Jordan Chambless, Rodney Savanich, and Rey Cardona comprised Chapman’s 2015 coaching staff.

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