The start of Cook County's baseball team
When Arleigh's son played little league in 1989, he decided to be his coach. This was the start of his profound coaching career. After 8 years of coaching his son and daughter in little league, he moved on to coaching the Cadet league, which consisted of 11-13 year olds during the summer. He coached the cadet league until 1996, which is when he started Legion baseball. During the time, there wasn't a regulated field to play on, but they had a softball field that they had to refurbish, that is today known as the Arleigh Jorgenson field. Arleigh explained the softball field needed lots of work. It had orange construction fence, the backstop was right behind home plate, the bleachers were in the open, and the infield was all gravel. With help from the Minnesota twins, the field was made substantial for Legion play. In 2000, the school decided it was time for a school sponsored baseball team. Lyle Anderson, the athletic director, asked Arleigh if he would be interested in coaching. His answer was an ardent yes, and he was more than thrilled to get started. Up to this day, Arleigh is still coaching baseball, and has no intention to stop anytime soon.