Article About Coach T in the Sports Section of the D and C

Article about Coach T

In this article about Coach T, Jim Mandelaro, sports writer for the Democrat and Chronicle interviewed Fred Tillinghast  about the impact he had on the students he trained at The Battery.

“Dad touched the lives of thousands of baseball and softball players,” Tillinghast’s son, Fred, said. “So many guys have said that ‘Coach T’ taught you to be a better man, not just a better player.”

As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to contribute to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people.

We are proud of The Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts , and proud to have  a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.

We are proud of the lives we have touched and the friends we have made.

In Memoriam

John Tillinghast - 'Coach T'
1942 - 2012

John Tillinghast

Coach T's strong and steady presence has always guided the Battery family and thousands of young people. We are sustained by the strength and peace of knowing he is now in God's loving hands. You are forever in our hearts and by our side.

Rest in peace Coach.


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