Rod Lindsey is currently in his 33rd year at River View High School. This past June he accepted the Athletic Directors position with River View School District. Rod has coached baseball the past thirty two years, twenty years as head coach. Prior to this, Rod coached the Black Bear Junior Varsity team for ten years. He was the varsity assistant for two years. His teams have won 380 games during his thirty two year tenure. In addition, his teams have won six sectional titles and two district championships (1995,1996). His 1995 and 1996 teams were regiona lfinalists. The Black Bears were district finalist in 1997, 2003, and 2007. Coach Lindsey’s 2002 squad finished thirteenth in the final Division II State Coaches Poll. The Black Bears won the East Central Ohio League title in 2005.
Rod was named the 2002 Coach of the year in the Muskingum Valley League as well as 2002 Division II Eastern District Coach of the year. Last year Rod was named the 2011 Coach of the Year in the ECOL. Coach Lindsey was very instrumental in reorganizing the Eastern District Baseball Coaches Association in the mid 90’s. He coached the first EDBCA All star game in 1999 and 2011. Rod was President of the OHSBCA in 2002. He was elected to the Executive Board after spending four years on the Board of Directors ,representing the East District.
Rod graduated from Granville High School in 1975 and was inducted into the Granville High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. Rod is a 1979 graduate of Mount Union College where he received his B.A. He received his master’s degree from Mary Grove University. Previous coaching responsibilities include varsity assistant football coach for six years as well as assistant coach in the River View basketball program for nineteen years. Lindsey has taught physical education at River View for the past 32 years. He resides in Coshocton County with his wife of thirty-three years, Sarah Jane. They have three children; Courtney (28), Emily (24), and Mark (23). Sarah Jane is a retired faculty member of The Ohio State University, spending 30 years working in the area of 4-H extension service. Courtney is a 2008 graduate of Ohio Northern University where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Courtney was a four year starter for the Lady Polar Bears soccer team. She and her husband Jeremy Fleming live in Hanover with their two sons, Braden 2 1⁄2 and Julian 11 months. Emily is a 2010 graduate of Otterbein University with her degree in nursing. She currently resides in Okeechobee Florida and is a registered nurse in the emergency department at Okeechobee Hospital. Mark is currently obtaining his nursing degree at COTC in Coshocton. He and his wife, Sarah, reside in Coshocton with their six month old son Brant.