Two Hall of Fame Baseball Coaches Tim Saunders Current Executive Director of
the NHSBCA and Former Executive Director Ron Davini come on the show to
discuss the association and its goals, PLUS, Our series of Long Term
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Tim Saunders/Ron Davini
Tim Saunders – 2004
Dublin Coffman High School
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.
Ronald Lee Davini (born May 5, 1947) was a catcher who is most notable for
winning the 1967 College World Series
award while a junior at Arizona State University
players from Arizona State University to win that award. The others are Sal
he attended Anaheim High School
He was also a Western Athletic Conference
(in 1967 and 1968).
He was drafted four times by big league teams. The first time, he was
drafted by the Chicago White Sox
1965 amateur draft. He refused that. In 1967, he was drafted in the third
round by the New York Yankees
In 1968, was drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Indians
refused to sign. Finally, after being drafted by the White Sox again in the
first round (20th overall) of the 1969 draft, he did sign. Although he
played professionally for five years, he never made it to the majors.
Professional baseball career
In his first year of professional baseball, 1969, he played for the
970_team)> . With them, he hit .276 with four home runs in 66 games. He
played for the Appleton Foxes <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
in 1970, hitting .227 with five home runs in 91 games. Playing for the
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hit .218 with four home runs in 115 games. His average again declined in
1972 as he played for the Tucson Toros
Finally, he played his final professional season in 1973 with the Iowa Oaks
Since 1992, he has worked for USA Baseball
USA National Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year and in 2005 he won the
National High School Baseball Coach of the Year Award. He also taught and
coached at Corona del Sol High School
McClintock High School
recently come out of retirement to help out as the catchers coach and an
assistant freshman coach at Corona Del Sol High School.
He was the President of the National High School Baseball Coaches
Association in 1997. Now he is serving as its executive director. He was
inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of
Fame as well.
In the National Baseball Hall of Fame
spot dedicated to him because of his collegiate accomplishments.
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