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Baseball: Brian Gibbons steps down as Tinley Park coach

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Updated: July 26, 2014 6:40AM



Brian Gibbons, who guided Tinley Park’s baseball program for seven seasons, has resigned.

“I’ve hit a wall,” said Gibbons, 40, a dean at the school. “I put a lot of thought into it. I weighed it out. It probably didn’t help that we didn’t have a good season.”

The Titans finished 10-18 in 2014, falling to rival Oak Forest in a Class 3A play-in playoff game. The previous three seasons, though, the Titans finished above .500, going 18-13 in 2011 and 19-17 in both ’12 and ’13.

Gibbons compiled a 100-117 record over seven seasons.

With a good nucleus expected to return next season, led by Connor Ceglarz and Quinn Kelly, and an infusion of talent from the sophomore and freshmen teams, the Titans’ future appears bright.

“Even though our record didn’t show it, I think the kids are on the right track,” Gibbons said. “There’s five starters returning and some talented kids ready to compete. I went through the pluses and minuses of resigning. I’m going to miss the players and game day. I won’t miss the terrible weather. I don’t know if this will be forever. We’ll see.”



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