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Campbell Resigns as Head Coach of the CHS Boys Varsity Baseball Team - 5/23

Chesterton High School announced the resignation of Jack Campbell, longtime head coach of the Chesterton High School Boys Varsity Baseball team. Campbell just completed his 52nd season as the head coach of the CHS baseball team. Campbell was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2013 and finishes his coaching career with 820 wins.  During his time at the helm of the Trojans, Campbell’s teams were 5-time Duneland Conference Champs (1977, 1982, 1985, 2013, 2017), won 19 Sectional and four (4) Regional Championships.

Campbell graduated from East Gary (Lake Station) High School in 1962 and then went on to play basketball and baseball at Indiana University.  He led the Big Ten in hitting (.361) during his senior year.  During his time coaching at Chesterton, Campbell served as a mentor to the many young players in his program. “There’s no greater evidence of the positive impact that Jack has had on his student-athletes than when you look at his coaching staff and see they are all former Trojan players,” said Assistant Athletic Director, Tommy Berry. “He (Campbell) leaves behind some big shoes to fill. The program is in great shape. This is not a rebuilding situation. The next coach will have a great opportunity to put their stamp on the next chapter of Chesterton baseball,” said Athletic Director, Jeff Hamstra.

Campbell plans to continue coaching the CHS Girls Varsity Basketball team and teaching at Bailly Elementary School.