#21 Josh Stratford
FAMILY: Son of Jeff and Lynn of South Bend. Josh’s siblings are Sydney, Landon, Jessica, and Riley.
SCHOOL: Josh attended Madison prior to coming to NorthWood.
ATHLETICS: Josh played basketball and baseball for four years. He also enjoyed playing volleyball in his free time.
TEACHER APPRECIATION: The coaches who kept this year memorable.
POST-HIGH SCHOOL PLANS: Planning on attending IUSB.
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY: Just being with the team and goofing around.
WORDS FROM COACH: I’m not sure who enjoys the spotlight more, Josh or Jack. Josh always loved giving others a good laugh! Josh loved his role but was always hungry to prove he could do more. I always got a kick out of the random texts… “Hey coach, just got done hitting today. You think I got third base this year? Or does someone have it already?” I’m like… “Josh, its January. We haven’t had tryouts or practices yet.” He was so motivated by his play on the basketball court that he was hungry to prove himself on the baseball field too. I was SO excited to see him prove it. He would’ve been a threat in the box for sure. He had a Trey Allman’esc Junior season. We trusted him to pitch hit when needed. Shined in moments when called upon. All he needed was the Trey Allman Senior season opportunity to play everyday. I’m so grateful I was able to at least coach him this winter. There was never a day he didn’t make me laugh, whether it was intentional or not. We wish Josh nothing but the best!