Three coaches inducted into CAA Hall of Fame

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Athletic Association inducted three men into its Hall of Fame Feb. 11 at Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights.

All three are long-time participants in the program, which serves Catholic grade school students in the St. Paul area. Induc- tees are Bob Doane, Ted Steichen and Bob Tschida.

Doane is a long-time coach at Nativity of Our Lord School, in St. Paul. He coached swimming track, basketball and baseball. He coached swimming for 34 years, and noted in his acceptance speech that his girls track team never lost a meet during the years he coached. He attended Holy Spirit School in St. Paul.

Tschida, who also went to grade school at Holy Spirit, has coached baseball at Highland Catholic School in St. Paul since 1984. Among the many athletes he has coached are Jack and Buzz Hannahan, who both attended the school. Jack, a Major League baseball player in his seventh season, signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds in December. Buzz also has played professional baseball and now lives in Rochester. Prior to Highland Catholic, Tschida coached at Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Luke School in St. Paul.

Steichen, who attended St. Agnes School in St. Paul through 12th grade, was owner of Steichen’s Sporting Goods in Roseville, which closed in 2012 after opening in 1954. Steichen, who retired from the business in 1999, supplied uniforms and other equipment to CAA, often at a substantial discount.

The CAA, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, serves more than 5,000 kids annually from about 50 schools in St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs.

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