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Frank Permuy

Inducted 2010

Frank Permuy's almost 40-year career as a baseball coach has resulted in more than 500 wins in high school and more than 600 wins overall.

Permuy attended Plant High School in Tampa, where he played baseball for three years. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Tampa and received his bachelor’s degree in physical education. Permuy earned his master’s degree in physical education from Mississippi State University in Starkville in 1975.

He started his head coaching career in 1971 at Leto High School in Tampa, coaching the baseball team and the junior varsity football team. He led his baseball team to a co-conference championship in the 1972 season. After his time at Leto, Permuy went to the University of Tampa, where he was the head baseball coach for two Division II Top 10-ranking teams in the 1970s. Permuy moved to Tampa Catholic High School in 1982. In that year, he led his team to a state title, and followed it with a district title the next year. Along with his 1982 state championship, Permuy was honored with the Class 3A State Coach of the Year award.

Permuy is currently the head baseball coach at Gaither High School in Tampa. At Gaither, he has guided the Cowboys to eight district championships and six western conference championships. He has been the recipient of the National Regional Coach of the Year award three times.

Permuy has been awarded the FACA Lifetime Membership Award, and was elected to the FACA Hall of Fame in 2009. He is the founder and president of the Bay Area Baseball Coaches Association. Permuy is also a member of the FHSAA Baseball Advisory Committee.