Coaches

Coach SaundersHEAD COACH TIM SAUNDERS:
Coach Tim Saunders is in his 23rd season as the head coach at Dublin Coffman High School. During his tenure Coffman has produced a record of 393- 231 including five District Championships, two Regional Championships and one State Championship. Coach Saunders began his career as an assistant coach at Portsmouth High School in the Cincinnati area. A year later he was an assistant coach at Indiana University. From there he went on to become head coach at Meigs High School for four years, and has been the head coach at Coffman ever since. In addition to leading the team, Coach Saunders has been instrumental in building the baseball program and the baseball facilities at Coffman High School. Today, the field at Coffman is recognized as among the finest high school baseball facilities in the nation. Through his efforts the field was chosen by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association as the 1997 District 4 Field of the Year and the ABCA and Turface Inc. National Region 5 Field of the Year. In 2001 it was voted the BCA National Field of the Year. Coach Saunders has achieved a variety of honors, including Coach of the Year in 2000 as well as the ABCA District 4 Coach of the Year and Columbus Dispatch and Ohio Coaches Association Coach of the Year. This honor was followed by a Division 1 State Championship in 2001. In addition to the Rocks, he has coached the 1995 Olympic Sports Festival North Team, the 1997 USA Junior National Trials Red Team, and the 1998 and 1999 USA Youth National Teams. In 2001 Saunders received the United States Olympic Committee’s Developmental Coach of the Year for guiding the 2001 Youth National Team to the Pan American Championships. In the summer of 2009 Coach Saunders was the AFLAC East Team Head Coach in San Diego, California. Saunders attended the University of Rio Grande from 1978-1981 and played outfield for the Redmen for two years. His senior year, while student teaching at Portsmouth High School he was an assistant coach for the State Runner-up Portsmouth baseball team. A leader among coaches in Ohio, he is a Past President of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Central District Baseball Coaches Association. He is currently the Secretary and Vice President for the Central District Baseball Coaches Association and is a recommending scout for the Cincinnati Reds. Coach Saunders and his wife Janie, also a teacher at Coffman, have two children. His daughter Shelby is 16 years old and his son C.J. is 14.

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