Glenbrook South baseball team set to kick off new season with new coach
Max Cohen said he was happy Glenbrook South stayed in-house to hire a new baseball coach.
The senior outfielder also said he was pleased to see the position go to Dave Lindley, who was in the dugout last season as an assistant coach when the Titans finished 23-8.
“He has a lot of baseball knowledge, and I am excited for him to share that with us,” Cohen said.
Lindley, who replaces Bob Rosinski, won a state championship in 1982 at Hinsdale South’s coach and was inducted into the Illinois Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996. He held the Glenbrook South job from 2000-2007 — and captured four regional championships — before retiring. Lindley then spent two years on the sidelines before coming back to the program in 2010 as an assistant.
“When you retire, you don’t think it’s going to happen again,” Lindley said of leading a program. “I must tell you, though, there have been some jobs that became available through the years that I thought about looking at, but I never did.
“I guess it always was in the back of my head because I have such a strong feeling for the game.”
Glenbrook South wasted no time choosing its man after Rosinski resigned Jan. 28 following five seasons and two regional titles. Lindley, an Evanston graduate, was announced as coach on Feb. 11.
“Once I left, I missed the game,” said Lindley, who lives in Glenview. “I am a baseball guy, and I missed being around the game and around the kids. It was nice to get back doing it again. I love the game.
“Something was missing from me when I stepped away the first time.”
Along with Cohen, seniors Kyle Pauly and Sam Koloms are expected to return to the team this spring as the Titans will try to win their first regional championship since 2010.
Baseball officially starts Monday, and Glenbrook South starts its season March 19 on the road against Rolling Meadows.
“This is not something I expected at all, but I am looking forward to it,” Lindley said.