Former MLB Pitcher Kirk McCaskill Named Head Baseball Coach at Bishop’s
Interim athletic director Jerry Schniepp announced on Nov. 13 that Kirk McCaskill will be the Knights new head baseball coach this spring.
McCaskill was a starting pitcher for 11 seasons in the major leagues, drafted in 1982 out of the University of Vermont by the then California Angels. He made his debut with the team in 1985; his last MLB appearance was in July 1996 for the Chicago White Sox. He was a two-sport athlete at UVM, where he also played ice hockey, and was drafted in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. McCaskill played for the Winnipeg Jets for one season before retiring from professional ice hockey to focus on his professional baseball career. He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 and into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
Coach McCaskill comes to Bishop’s from Torrey Pines High School, where he served as head baseball coach from 2013-2019, with an overall record of 143-87, which includes winning the CIFSDS Open Division Baseball Championship in 2018.
Mr. Schniepp said, “We are ecstatic that Kirk McCaskill has agreed to lead our baseball program. He will bring a level of expertise and leadership that will be transformative. Even more important, he is a quality person who reflects and will instill the core values of The Bishop's School."
McCaskill says, “"I'm extremely grateful to The Bishop's School for selecting me as their new Head Varsity Baseball Coach. I've long respected the over 100-year history of Bishop's, and appreciate the challenges of combining high academic standards with athletic success. My hope is to make a difference in the lives of these student-athletes through the lessons learned on the baseball field. My love for the game and my passion for teaching it remains strong, and I can't wait to get started!"
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.