W-H taps Fouracre as new baseball coach

Whitman-Hanson Regional High announced today the hiring of Dave Fouracre as its new varsity baseball coach.

Fouracre, who was elected to the Massachusetts High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, was the head coach at Brockton High School from 1988 to 2005, during which time he led the Boxers to a 237-151 record. The Boxers won the MIAA Division 1 state championship in 1997 under Fouracre's guidance, while 13 other teams under his direction advanced to the state tournament. His teams also won 7 Big Three Conference titles.

“We are just so excited to bring in such an experienced and successful coach who has a youthful energy and an incredible passion for the game of baseball,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said in a statement. “Dave runs a tremendous practice and above all else is a teacher, not just about the game but about the important values we hope our students learn from playing high school sports.”

Fouracre has spent the last six years coaching college baseball, most recently at UMass-Dartmouth. He has also coached at Bridgewater State and Curry College. In addition to his tenure at Brockton, he also was the varsity baseball coach at Oliver Ames High from 1982-1987. In his high school coaching career, he has had six players selected in the Major League draft and 118 continue their playing careers in college.

In 2006, Fouracre was elected to the Brockton High School Hall of Fame and in 2005 he was named the American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year.

“Dave is the perfect fit for our program at this time and I know the kids are in for an incredible experience this spring,” Rodgers added.