Dean Lehrman: 700 wins. 45 seasons. A Hall-of-Fame career

May 23, 2024

700 wins. 45 seasons. A Hall-of-Fame career.
Longtime Patriot baseball coach Dean Lehrman 𝘪𝘴 Heritage High School. His decades of service on the sidelines, in the classroom and as a former salutatorian have brought generations of Heritage Pride and impacted thousands of student-athletes.
Dean Lehrman was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in January of 2024. The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association announced Lehrman's induction with the following news release:

Dean Lehrman graduated from Heritage HS (1973) where he was a four-year letter winner in baseball and then received his bachelor’s degree from IPFW (1977) where he pitched/lettered for the Mastodons all four years. Coach Lehrman has coached high school baseball for 45 years; 9 years at Woodlan HS and 36 years at Heritage HS. To date, his teams have won 685 varsity baseball games including 14 Allen County Athletic Conference championships. He is an 8-time ACAC COTY and has also garnered IHSBCA District COTY honors and twice served as a member of the North All Star coaching staff. Coach Lehrman was inducted into the NEIBCA Hall of Fame in 2021. Dean's teams have won 9 sectional titles, 4 regional championships, 1 semi-state crown, 4 Final Four appearances and were class 2A state runner up in 2007. He has also coached football for 41 years, including 6 seasons as head coach at Heritage (40 W - 26 L). Coach Lehrman and his wife Janice have three grown children: Camryn (Jeremy), Derek (Amy), and Ryne (Makenna). They have four grandchildren. Dean retired from teaching mathematics at Heritage High School in 2020.

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