Goose Gosewisch begins his fourth season with ASU Baseball in charge of stadium and grounds operations. Involved in Arizona youth baseball for almost two decades, Goose will now oversee all functions at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.
As an amateur in Minnesota, Gosewisch played on American Legion All-Star teams with Cameron Killebrew and Jim Kaat, Jr. and was later signed out of high school by Minnesota Twins in 1972.
Gosewisch moved to Arizona in 1988 and started coaching youth baseball. His teams won Babe Ruth State Championships in 1991 and 1992, and a Babe Ruth National Championship in 1992. Gosewisch also volunteered with the Horizon High School baseball program in which his son, Ian's, team won a State Championship in 1995. He has also helped coach a National 17 & under AAU team in 1994 and 1995.
Gosewisch has two sons who have played baseball at ASU. Ian "Chip" Gosewisch (1996-1999) earned several team awards, was a 1997 All-Regional selection and drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 1999. James "Tuffy" Gosewisch (2002-2005) was a two-time All-Regional selection, On Deck Circle MVP, was drafted by Philadelphia Phillies in 2005 and played in AAA in 2009.