By: Matt Wixon – Published: April 22, 2015 12:43 pm
Plano baseball coach Rick Robertson got his 500th career coaching victory Tuesday night when the Wildcats beat McKinney Boyd 3-0. After the game, he was presented with a framed jersey with the number “500.”
“I’ve had a lot of great players that have called and texted me to tell me that they care,” Robertson said this afternoon. “That’s been nice.”
Robertson is in his eighth year as Plano’s coach. When he took over in 2008, Plano hadn’t made the playoffs in eight years. The Wildcats, who were 5A regional finalists last season, are 11-7 this year and 7-6 in District 6-6A. If the season ended today, they would be the district’s fourth seed in the playoffs.
Prior to his time at Plano, Robertson was the head coach at South Garland for 18 years. He led the Colonels to 10 playoff appearances.
He joked that with 500 wins, “you know you’re getting old.” He also said he’s proud of this year’s team, which has battled through a really tough district without one if its top players, Cody Farhat, who is just now returning from an ACL injury suffered during the football season.
“It’s been a dogfight,” Robertson said. “But these guys have hung together and kept us in it.”