Hesston College Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer announces the hiring of Timothy Cole as head baseball coach to lead the Larks in 2018-19. Originally from Mulvane, Kan., Timothy and his wife, Casey, live in Bethany, Okla., where Timothy serves as assistant baseball coach and resident director at Southern Nazarene University (SNU).
Cole has spent the last six years as the pitching coach and assistant baseball coach at SNU. There he has worked in many capacities with the team, recruiting, strength and conditioning, and helping players excel academically. He was an Academic All-American at SNU as well as at Labette Community College (Parsons, Kan.), where he spent his first two college years.
Beyond college coaching, Cole has experience in residence life and coaching in a Christ-centered environment through Athletes in Action. With Athletes in Acton he led teams on trips to Panama and Guatemala. These opportunities, as well as his summer playing for Oklahoma City Ambassadors, allowed for baseball to shape his growth and faith development.
“Tim has the experience and understanding to put together a team that can find success both on and off the field,” according to Ramseyer. “We believe his character and deep faith will be a good fit at Hesston as he challenges his students-athletes to grow in all areas of life.”
“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next head baseball coach at Hesston College,” said Cole. “My wife, Casey, and I believe in Christian higher education and we were so impressed with the faculty and staff at Hesston College. We are excited to build strong relationships through the Hesston College community, and I am looking forward to working hard at our ministry of pouring into students.”
Tim has an associate degree from Labette Community College. He also earned a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in sports management and administration from SNU.
“I would like to thank Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer and the search committee for all of their hard work during this process,” Cole added, “and for giving me this opportunity.”