Baseball: Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

Senior Kierden Blessing is perhaps the best individual talent on an otherwise thin-on-experience Humphreys squad. (MOLLY AUSTINSON/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
Senior Kierden Blessing is perhaps the best individual talent on an otherwise thin-on-experience Humphreys squad. (MOLLY AUSTINSON/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Baseball: Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – If holding onto a DODEA coaching position was based solely on performance, then on paper, it would seem that Steven Ferch had little left to prove.

He was due to transfer from Yokota to Okinawa after the 2018 season anyway – after his Panthers won the Far East Division II title for the third time in four seasons. Once on Okinawa, Ferch was recommended for the Kadena coaching job by his predecessor, Boe Roberts, and was named the Panthers coach late last fall.

Just weeks into his new post, Ferch says he’s seen a lot of similarities between his current charges and the old Panther group. He says he’s brought with him the same behavior standards he expected from Yokota’s players: Humility, hard work and integrity.

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