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ARGYLE – Former Rangers pitcher John Wetteland is back in baseball, this time at the high school level.

The 1996 World Series MVP was introduced on Friday as a member of the coaching staff at Argyle Liberty Christian, a private school just outside Denton. Wetteland has four children in fifth grade or lower who attend the school.

"I am getting into teaching," Wetteland said. "Coaching is just a by-product. It's a merger of my passion and talents."

Wetteland will teach a Bible class for boys in grades 9-11. In addition to his work with the baseball team, he will also help coach the football team.

Wetteland played for four teams during his 12 seasons in the major leagues and finished with 330 saves.

The three-time All-Star recorded 43 saves three times in his career. In 1996, he was named World Series MVP after saving each of the New York Yankees' wins in a 4-2 series victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Wetteland spent the last four years of his career with the Rangers, retiring after the 2000 season.

Wetteland spent part of the 2006 season as the Washington Nationals' bullpen coach, but said he has found a home at Liberty, where head baseball coach Johnny Isom expects Wetteland to make an immediate impact.

"With his experience and all he has been through, it will be tremendous to have him," Isom said. "When the things that we have already told our kids come from him, they will respect it a little more."

Just thought maybe I'd get some thoughts. Anyone wanting to go to school there now??? Big Grin

Oh and by the way, that's Dallas Morning News found on written by Brett Vito... needed to give proper credit.
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