Hamilton native, Talawanda baseball coach Tim Reed has died

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 14:12:50-05

Tim Reed, Talawanda High School’s head baseball coach and a longtime teacher and coach in the Hamilton City School District, died Monday morning, according to the Journal-News.

The news was confirmed by Holli Morrish, Talawanda’s director of communications and public engagement.

Reed was in charge of the in-school suspension program at the school and was preparing for his fourth season at the Talawanda baseball helm. He had a record of 26-53 through his first three years.

“It’s really hard to put into words,” said Talawanda athletic director Wes Cole, a 1995 Hamilton graduate who played basketball and baseball for Reed. “It’s a huge loss for our students and the thousands of students he has coached or taught over the years, whether it be at Hamilton or Talawanda.”

Reed also directed the Brave boys basketball team for one season, going 5-18 in 2017-18.

He was a longtime football, basketball and baseball coach in the Hamilton district and graduated from Taft in 1979. He had never been a varsity head coach before getting the Talawanda baseball job.

Reed’s wife Diane and son Jimmy Joe both work at Talawanda. Diane is the EMIS coordinator, and Jimmy Joe is an educational assistant who coaches baseball and basketball.

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