"All we've got today is because of what he started," says former Tech coach Larry Hays
In 2014, the Texas Tech baseball program debuted at the College World Series, won 40 games for the 12th time and played in a stadium spruced up by a recent $5 million face-lift.
In contrast, Kal Segrist had no budget to speak of, little chance to compete on even terms and a honey locust in play in his outfield. He treated his park and his players with love anyway.
“He gave it all to a program that really didn’t put much money in back then,” former Tech third baseman John Owens said Saturday.