The Nokona Baseball family lost one of its own on November 15, 2017 with the passing of long-time coach, Nokona dad and good friend, Eric Schwartz
. Eric epitomized the Nokona spirit and touched the lives of many players and their families.
He was most in his element on the baseball diamond or at the Nokona Athletic Center, surrounded by kids eager to learn from what he did best: coach and mentor up-and-coming ballplayers with an emphasis on practice, perseverance and excellence.
Eric was a valued coach and will perhaps be best remembered by the countless hours of batting practice that he would throw at the NAC. He had a "rubber" arm and selflessly devoted his time throwing to anyone and everyone regardless of age, group or team.
We are grateful for everything Eric did for the Nokona Baseball program and he will be deeply missed. His family has requested that the Nokona program set up a memorial fund in Eric's name that will be used for future scholarships. To contribute to the scholarship fund, please send donations to:
Eric Schwartz Scholarship Fund
c/o Nokona Baseball
60 Pleasant Street
Ashland, MA 01721