[...]in June, his veteran-powered baseball squad rolled to a 26-0 record and beat Haldane, 5-3, for the first boys' state team championship in school history. Not bad for a fourth-year varsity baseball coach who has a "dirty little secret" regarding his high school baseball playing career. The sting of a first-round sectional loss to Susquehanna Valley in 2011 drove the Bobcats to greater heights a year later, and as the orchestrator of that historic title run, Dean is The Journal's 2012 Van Sickle Award winner as Male Coach of the Year.
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