Baseball Coach and legend Dave Swisegood was recently honored by the community of Augusta with a sign during the recent Augusta Days celebration. The living legacy sign welcomes visitors to Augusta and features several pictures of Coach Swisegood in various poses while coaching on the field.

Dave Swisegood, Zach Short of Hancock County Journal-Pilot
Dave Swisegood, Zach Short of Hancock County Journal-Pilot

According to the Hancock County Journal-Pilot's story, written by Zach Short in their September 25 edition, it was erected on the southeast corner of Main and West Green Streets which leads to Southeastern High School where Coach Swisegood still coaches.

It also notes that the coach is the all-time leader in career baseball wins in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history. Coach Swisegood has coached his teams to 947 wins over a 57 year career that will continue this spring.

Having known Coach Swisegood and his lovely wife, Francis, for years now, this honor couldn't go to a better person. Congratulations, Coach!

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