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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 20:26

Auto Repair Shops Join to Repair New Braunfels, TX, Coach’s Truck for Free

Written by Lindsey Carnett, The Herald-Zeitung
Canyon head baseball coach Reagan Moczygemba, middle, and the baseball team react to seeing Moczygemba's newly refurbished car at Canyon High School on March 27. The coach's car was vandalized earlier this year. Canyon head baseball coach Reagan Moczygemba, middle, and the baseball team react to seeing Moczygemba's newly refurbished car at Canyon High School on March 27. The coach's car was vandalized earlier this year. Mikala Compton

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“We were ecstatic to help the coach get his truck back into tiptop shape,” Sanchez said. “We were happy to help when Safelite gave us the call to let us know they were doing the glass and to ask us to do the body.”

 

Laugel said he was thankful not just to Northeast Customs Collision but also to Safelite technician Greg Dunway, painter Jesus Alvarez, interior detailer Mobile Eco and its owner Raul Rivera, and BlueBonnet Ford’s Karen Nance for their help on the coach’s truck.

 

Sometimes bad things happen to good people, but it’s an act of kindness like the one shown by these two auto repair shops that helps keep faith in people, said Canyon High School Principal Casey Whittle.

 

“It’s a great community, and these good people came together to make this happen,” Whittle said.

 

Upon receiving his truck, Moczygemba was surrounded by his baseball players, school administrators, his parents, the team from Northeast Customs Collision and employees from Safelite.

 

“I don’t even know what to say. So many people reached out to me after to tell me they were sorry it happened,” Moczygemba said. “When Safelite reached out wanting to help, I was so thankful.”

 

The coach recalled the incident, which happened while he was out of town for a tournament in Laredo.

 

“I parked my truck in a spot I normally never even park it,” Moczygemba said. “I even thought about asking my wife to pick it up, but we have two little ones, so I figured it would be fine.

 

“I can tell you what, I won’t be leaving this truck here again,” he said with a laugh.

 

Moczygemba said the community came around him after the incident, and he is thankful to the people of New Braunfels and San Antonio.

 

“Everyone’s been wanting to help; there are 10 good people out there for every bad person,” he said.

 

Senior centerfield Payne McKay said the team feels so happy for its coach.

 

“People coming together to help out our coach; that’s actually helping out the whole team, and we appreciate that,” McKay said.

 

Moczygemba’s mother, Laurie, and father, Jeff, came to congratulate their son on his fixed-up truck.

 

“We’re so grateful, thank y’all,” Laurie said to the auto teams.

 

We thank The Herald-Zeitung for reprint permission.


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