Tim Saunders is an executive director of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA).
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 Baseball Development continues with high school baseball coaches. The state of High school baseball during the pandemic. What will change in High School Baseball. How the Pitch Count system has gone in high school. Things they like to see changed in high school baseball. The relationships and status between HS BB and Travel Baseball. The positive and negatives of high school baseball, travel baseball. Winter show case issues. Show case issues and how they can also benefit you. So much more. Check it out and do not forget to subscribe on You Tube at Peter Caliendo www.baseballcoaches.org and see how to be a member, the benefits and their national coaches convention. Twitter @HighschoolBCA Your Host Peter Caliendo www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter @baseballout 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 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_College_World_Series>  Most Outstanding Player <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_World_Series_Most_Outstanding_Player> award while a junior at Arizona State University <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_State_University> . He is one of five players from Arizona State University to win that award. The others are Sal Bando <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal_Bando> , John Dolinsek <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dolinsek> , Bob Horner <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Horner>  and Stan Holmes <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Holmes> . Prior to playing collegiately, he attended Anaheim High School <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaheim_High_School> . He was also a Western Athletic Conference <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Athletic_Conference>  All-Star twice (in 1967 and 1968). Draft He was drafted four times by big league teams. The first time, he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_White_Sox>  in the 20th round of the 1965 amateur draft. He refused that. In 1967, he was drafted in the third round by the New York Yankees <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Yankees> . He refused that as well. In 1968, was drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Indians <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Indians> , but once again, he 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 Duluth-Superior Dukes <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth%E2%80%93Superior_Dukes_(1960%E2%80%931 970_team)> . With them, he hit .276 with four home runs in 66 games. He played for the Appleton Foxes <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appleton_Foxes> in 1970, hitting .227 with five home runs in 91 games. Playing for the Lynchburg Twins <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynchburg_Twins>  in 1971, he hit .218 with four home runs in 115 games. His average again declined in 1972 as he played for the Tucson Toros <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucson_Toros> . He hit .191 in 48 games. Finally, he played his final professional season in 1973 with the Iowa Oaks <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Cubs> , hitting .250 in 24 at-bats. Coaching career[ Since 1992, he has worked for USA Baseball <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Baseball> . In 1997, he was selected the 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 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_del_Sol_High_School>  for 28 years, at McClintock High School <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClintock_High_School>  for six, and Tempe Preparatory Academy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempe_Preparatory_Academy>  for 2. He has 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 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Baseball_Hall_of_Fame> , he has a spot dedicated to him because of his collegiate accomplishments. Your host Peter Caliendo www.baseballoutsidethebox.com Twitter Baseballout YouTube Subscribe to our shows About the Show: Website: baseballoutsidethebox.com Facebook: Baseball Outside The Box Educational Podcast Twitter: @baseballout Email questions or comments to the show: info@baseballoutsidethebox.com Get Baseball Outside The Box on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, and more. Brought to you by LineupMedia.fm. The post National High School Baseball Coaches Associations Tim Saunders & Ron Davini HS Hall of Fame Coaches appeared first on Baseball Outside The Box.
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