Grace 'Mrs. T' Tillinghast

Grace Tillinghast Grace Tillinghast, known as Mrs. T or "the front office", to our customers and friends, has been The Battery's business manager since day one. She is a native of Argentina, a former college professor and a former Eastman Kodak Company executive. Although she comes from a soccer crazy country, she learned about baseball when her son signed for t-ball years ago. Nowadays, she shares her husband's and son's passion for the sport.

She knows each Battery student by name and  follows their baseball progress as they participate in our many programs. She highlights their school performances in our Website and is also the person that places all the newspaper clippings on our walls. She counsels students about career choices, scholarship venues and is constantly checking their grades.

Trained as a teacher, she holds a certification in English from the University of Michigan, a certification in Italian from the Dante Alighieri Institute and a Certification in Corporate Community Relations from the School of Management at Boston College.

Mrs. T has been a member of countless local, state and national committees and boards and has been recognized for her work as a writer, editor, translator and for her work in her adopted community.

Mrs. T's present community involvement includes:

In 2002, She received the Latinas Unidas "Amiga" Award

* In 2002, she received the Latina Unidas Reconocimiento. Award for Career Achievement.

* In 2007, she received the City of Rochester Certificate of Mayoral Recognition

  • In October 2008, Mrs. T received the Volunteer of the Year Award by Ibero.

* On October 20, 2012, she received the Latina of Positive Influence Award given by the City of Rochester

* On May 7, 2013, she received the NYS Woman of Distinction Award

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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