Congratulations to Jasper Head Baseball Coach and Indiana Baseball Hall of Famer, class of 2007 Terry Gobert on his 900th career win.  Coach Gobert is 5th on the all-time coaching wins list behind Dave Pishkur of Andrean, Ken Schreiber (formerly of LaPorte) and Quintin Merkel (formerly of Evansville Memorial) and Jake Burton of Twin Lakes.  Coach Gobert earned his 900th win on April 30th with a  3-2 9 inning victory over the Castle Knights in SIAC action.

 an article by Corey Stolzenback of the Dubois County Herald:


Senior Will Wallace (25) went 3-for-3 with a home run, run scored, two knocked in and drew a walk. Wallace finished a triple short of the cycle and helped Jasper win, 3-2, in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday against Castle. 


JASPER - Terry Gobert can't remember all the details of his first win back in 1988. He knows it came against a school from Ohio, though he can't recall the name, and his predecessor, Ray Howard, played that team before Gobert assumed such duties. Maybe he'll have an easier time remembering his 900th win, which he attained Tuesday, when the Class 3A-No. 3 Wildcats (13-3, 4-2) had a 3-2, walk off win in the bottom of the ninth against Southern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Castle for his team's seventh win in a row.

Gobert became the second Indiana High School baseball coach to win his 900th career game, joining Jake Burton of Twin Lakes a couple of weeks prior - but the longtime Wildcats coach sure couldn't have envisioned back in 1988 he'd have 900 wins to his credit while still coaching in 2024. "I didn't really think about anything back then, I was pretty young," Gobert said. "And I didn't know I'd be allowed to coach anywhere for 1,200 games or whatever it's been, I don't know. I think that's the kind of think about later in life.


"...I'll reflect a little bit because I've had so many good people to work for - from administrators and ADs - been outstanding," he continued. "And the one thing about Jasper, they let you coach - they let us push athletes, stretch athletes. And I mean, every decision we made tonight and every ballgame, we run it by our stuff, they all have input and then the players just kind of try to do what we ask them. So, you couldn't get a better situation than what I have right here at Jasper."


It's certainly been a good fit, with the community being rewarded with six state championships under Gobert's tenure, and Gobert embracing the town for what it is - reaping rewards in ways he couldn't have imagined."I thought I was going to be a football coach when I was younger and then I started my career wanting to coach basketball and I got a job in football here - and then baseball opened," Gobert said. "I didn't really picture myself coaching very long in baseball, but the thing that really turned it around for me was having Ray Howard for two years as my mentor and I saw all the things in the game that could be taught."I didn't realize baseball could be broken down to so many fundamentals and that intrigued me," he continued. "And then I got the opportunity to do it at a young age is what it means."


The Wildcats have a reputation in high school baseball around the state and have their ways about them - being fundamentally sound, taking pitches, fighting off pitches, playing small ball and not giving up - with many of those things on display as they had to work for Gobert's 900th win.