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Tim Saunders - 2004

Dublin Coffman High School

Hall of Fame

Tim is in his 17th season as the head coach at Dublin Coffman High School. Before that, he was the assistant at Indiana University for two seasons and head coach at Meigs High School. His teams have won 9 League championships. In 1997, his field was chosen by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) as the District 4 "Field of the Year" and also by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Turface Inc. as the "National Field of the Year." His teams have appeared in state regionals (final 16) five times and in 1999 his team made it to the Regional Finals, then in 2000 made it to the semi-finals (final 4). For this, Tim was voted "Coach of the Year" by his peers and ABCA District 4 "Coach of the Year" as well as the Columbus Dispatch and the Ohio Coaches Association "Coach of the Year." In 2001, his team went on to win the Division I State Championship.

Tim attended the University of Rio Grande from 1978- 1981 and played outfield for the Redmen for two years. His senior year he did his student teaching at Portsmouth High School and became the assistant coach where the team became state runners-up. In 1995 Tim hooked up with USA Baseball. He was selected as the assistant coach for the North Team at the 1995 Olympic Sports Festival which was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado and also coached the Red Team for the 1997 USA Junior National Trials in Joplin, Missouri. He was chosen to be on the task force in Atlanta at the 1996 Olympics at the Emory University practice facility for baseball. In the summer of 1998, Tim was named as an assistant for the USA Youth National Team which went on to win the World Championship's Gold Medal in Fairview Heights, Illinois. In 1999, he once again assisted the championship game. The team went 8-0 overall in the tournament. Tim received the United States Olympic Committees "Developmental Coach of the Year" in 2001 for Baseball as the Head Coach for the 2001 Youth National Team by guiding them to the Pan American Championships in Monterey, Mexico.

Tim's overall record is 329-211 and his record at Dublin is 293-164. He has 9 league championships, 12 sectional championships, 5 district championships, 2 regional championships and 1 state championship.

Tim is currently a Pas President of the OHSBCA and the Central District Baseball Coaches Association and is a recommending scout for the Cincinnati Reds. Tim is married and lives with his wife Janie and 9 year old daughter shelby and 7 year old son C.J. in Dublin, Ohio.

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