Which current Head Coaches have been coaching their team the longest?

lang78

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I always see posts about coaching changes at a bunch of different schools. Which coaches have been coaching their teams the longest?
 

thavoice

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Brian Harlamert has been at Coldwater since 1998 with a record of 490-143 with two titles.

Coldwater has had 3 coaches since 1959 and an all time record of 1400-358.

The youth rec programs are extremely well attended with I believe 8 little league teams and 3 pony league teams. Where many kids are fleeing local rec leagues to "play up" on "elite" teams and spending upwards of a thousand plus for a season the Coldwater youth program is a very basic and simplistic program and booming on attendance. The emphasis on fun, getting as many kid to play and learning the basics of all aspects of the game and playing with the teammate you will have through high school is true team building and trump the individualistic views many have that make them believe if they spend thousands of dollars on their kid then it guarenteed success. Too many places the game of baseball has gone away from team and more about me me me.
 
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gils

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Don Thorp Hebron Lakewood Head Coach since 1974 (45 years) close to 1,000 wins for the program. 3 state titles 93-94 2005.
 

dhsdog06

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Tom Held has been at Defiance since 1999 with an overall record of 525-95. 14 WBL titles (including the 7 in a row, all undefeated run from 2007-2013), 18 sectional, 12 district, 5 regional, and 3 state titles.

Before that, Greg Inselmann was there from 1981-98, going 303-85 with 10 WBL, 10 sectional, 5 district, 1 regional, and 1 state title.

All all in all, since 1981 (39 seasons), Defiance has had 2 coaches, and an overall mark of 828-180 while winning 24 league, 28 sectional, 17 district, 6 regional, and 4 state championships. And of course, 4 major league players with numerous draftees and minor leaguers.

Much like Coldwater, the key is a well funded and supported youth baseball program from Tee ball on up. No kid is turned away, they'll find a place for you, everyone plays, and the emphasis at the lower levels is on team building, fun, and development.
 

fortfan

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Kyle Reiser has been at Elmwood since 1985. (Except for 3 years when Tom Held was there) Reiser's overall record at Elmwood is 549-240. They have won 14 Conference Championships, 16 Sectional Championships, were State runnerup in 2007.
 

93 red ls

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Chris Hannum for Taylor since 2000. He just announced his retirement this past season so he can travel and watch his son play college ball!
 

SMARTY22

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Mark Thompson has been the Elder Baseball Coach since 1990. Also Moeller Coach Mike Cameron Coached at least 30 yrs, retired. Coach Cameron has now been back for a few years Coaching Frosh and JV at Moeller.
 
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gils

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He is still there, talked to his wife; he is getting ready for another season which will be 46th.He should pass the 1000 win mark during this season.
 
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TippIsGreat

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Bruce Cahill is entering his 35th year as the head coach at Tippecanoe. His first year was in 1986. He goes into this year with 692 wins. He is top 10 in the state for most wins by a coach and could reach as high as #6 all time this year. He has won 16 Sectional championships, 8 district championships, and 20 conference titles. He has graduated over 65 players who went on to play college baseball, including 27 that went D1. He has had 4 former players drafted into the MLB. Surprisingly, Cahill and Tipp have never been to the final four.
 

Ranger03

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Dennis Woods currently at VASJ in Cleveland has been coaching 50+ season between HS and College (8 years combined at Tri-C and CWRU) and has over 700 wins at high school level and won 97 in college.

Doug Miller now at East Canton, coached for 37 years at Canton Central Catholic and past 3 season at East Canton for 40 years and has over 700 wins.

In 2019 Coach Woods was named DIII OHSBCA Coach of the Year and Coach Miller was DIV Northeast District Coach of the Year, they both still got it!
 

Mr. Slippery

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Dennis Woods currently at VASJ in Cleveland has been coaching 50+ season between HS and College (8 years combined at Tri-C and CWRU) and has over 700 wins at high school level and won 97 in college.

Doug Miller now at East Canton, coached for 37 years at Canton Central Catholic and past 3 season at East Canton for 40 years and has over 700 wins.

In 2019 Coach Woods was named DIII OHSBCA Coach of the Year and Coach Miller was DIV Northeast District Coach of the Year, they both still got it!
35 years as head coach at Canton CC ('82-'16) and compiled a record of 704-269-8. His teams at CCC won 13 district titles, 6 regional titles, and 3 state titles.
 
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