HS BASEBALL: Legendary Beckman Baseball Coach Tom Jenk Jr. Passes Away

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

Longtime Beckman High School Baseball coach and Government teacher Tom Jenk Jr. lost his hard fought battle with brain cancer Sunday morning, passing away at the age of 64 at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque.

The Hall of Fame baseball coach who collected 1,088 wins in 42 seasons since 1975 ranked fourth on the all-time list of most wins in Iowa. Jenk was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma last late December after experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Surgery performed early this year could only remove part of his brain tumor.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.