Inductee — Bob Shinkan
Class of 2015
Birthplace: Munster, IN
Coach Shinkan has been working in the baseball coach’s box for 26 years. He played and coached under Mike Niksic, a 1996 Hall of Fame inductee. There have been only two head baseball coaches at Munster High School. Bob has a record of 583-291-1 in his tenure at Munster. Bob’s wins have taken his Mustangs to nine Sectional titles, four Regionals, one Semi-state and a State Championship in 2002.
Bob has also won 9 Conference titles.
Bob was the 2002 State Coach of the year and can count 15 other local and conference Coach of the Year awards. He was a North All-Star coach in 2001 and has been very involved in work on various IHSBCA committees. Nine of his players have been selected as North All-Stars, 10 of his players have earned All-State honors while 21 have been named to the All-Academic teams. Four of his players have played professionally.