Skip to comments.California prep baseball coach suffers severe head injury from line drive
Posted on 05/20/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT by windcliff
Tehachapi (Calif.) High baseball coach Chris Olofson is the latest to suffer severe head injury from a line drive. (ths.teh.k12.ca.us)
As another high school baseball coach recovers from severe head trauma after being struck by a line drive, the National Federation of State High School Associations still hasn't required base coaches to wear helmets seven years after minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh died in a similar incident.
Tehachapi (Calif.) High baseball coach Chris Olofson suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after being hit in the head by a line drive while coaching third during the fourth inning of Tuesday's 10-5 victory against Bakersfield Highland in the sectional playoffs, according to The Bakersfield Californian.
Originally in cricital condition after being rushed to nearbyKern Medical Center, Olofson remained stable and "doing much better" a day later, according to local media reports. "One of his first concerns was whether or not the boys won the game, and then expressing his disappointment that he will not make it to the (sectional quarterfinal) game in Fresno," Tehachapi Unified School District superintendent Lisa Gilbert told Tehachapi News. "He is very grateful for all of the love, support and prayers from everyone."
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It’s one of the greatest jobs anyone could ever do.
Get well, Coach.
Maybe everyone in the infield should wear a batting helmet. Maybe.
Shouldn’t he be our next Sec of State now?
I get that, MLB does it, but the aluminum bats can really crush a baseball and make it a laser.