The Rincon Ranger Foundation will induct three members into Rincon Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 4. The list includes, former Rincon principal Tom Patrick, longtime teacher Ann Modica and former teacher and coach Gary Grabosch.
Grabosch was recognized by the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He coached at Rincon from 1970 to 1992, winning a state baseball championship in 1971. Grabosch passed away in 1997.
His son, Jason, played for him at Rincon before moving on to play for the University of Arizona, Central Arizona and Indiana State before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1989. One grandson, Brett, was a standout infielder for Desert Christian and Ryan is a standout catcher for Salpointe. Ryan made the 16U USA Baseball NTIS roster this past summer.
“I know Dad would be very honored and humbled to be elected into the Rincon Hall of Fame,” his son Jason said. “Coaching was his passion but he did whatever he could to help young men and women both on the field and in the classroom for the years he was at Rincon.”
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com