Philip ‘Coach’ Krouskop age 79, of Lima passed away 11:30 p.m., Saturday Sept. 3, 2022 at The Springs of Lima. He was born August 24, 1943 in Lodi, Ohio to the late Ralph Emerson and Mary Madge (Kinney) Krouskop.
Phil played 3 sports in high School and 2 sports in college. He was president of the first graduating class of Perry High School in 1961. He attended Bluffton College and studied Sociology and Psychology. He played on the 1962 baseball and football teams that were inducted into the Bluffton College Hall of Fame in 2007. Phil went on to the University of Pittsburg to get his master’s degree in education, further studies were done at Ohio Northern University in special education. He taught 37 years at Lima Perry High School and coached 40 years of varsity baseball, 24 years of basketball, track, football and golf. In 2011 he was inducted into the Ohio Coaches Hall of Fame having coached more than 1,234 ballgames. He was a member of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association for more than 30 years. For the many contributions Coach made to high school sports he was inducted into the Bluffton College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. After retirement he continued to work with the kindergarten classes at Perry and read to them. He was also a long-time member of Perry United Methodist Church and sponsored 2 families in the Dominican Republic.
Coach is survived by 2 brothers: David (Judy) Krouskop of Monticello, Utah and Dale Krouskop of Lima, a sister-in-law Beverly Krouskop of Elida; nieces: Kim Howard, Pam Fuerst, Linda Pelger and Jeri Montella, nephews Jeff Krouskop and Joel Krouskop and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Paul Krouskop.
The family will receive friends 10 to 2 p.m., Monday, September 12 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will follow at 2 with Pastor Greg Wack officiating and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Perry Athletic Boosters.