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Coaching Experience

1988-2000 Head Baseball Coach Regis University
1978-1987 Head Baseball Coach University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
1976-1978 Head Baseball Coach Lewis University
1962-1976 Head Baseball Coach Providence High School

Overall Record: 845-762  
Collegiate: 620-617 
High School: 245-145

Significant Awards:

2006 Providence Catholic High School Hall of Fame
1990 Colorado Collegiate Coach of the Year
1986 Lewis University Hall of Fame
1985 Illinois High School Coaches Hall of Fame
1977 Illinois Collegiate Coach of the Year
1971 Providence High School dedicated baseball field as Tom Dedin Field


Coached TEAM USA in fall of 1988 and summer of 1989
-NAIA College World Series 4th place finish in 1977
-One of best winning percentages in baseball at the University of Illinois
-Two Big Ten Western Division Championships: 1982 and 1985
-Two Big Ten Western Division 2nd place finishes: 1981 and 1987
-Thirty-five players drafted or signed by professional baseball during nine year tenure at the University of Illinois
-Six former players in major leagues
--A national clinician, having spoken four times at national ABCA baseball convention
-A past member of the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee
-Administrator of summer and winter baseball and softball camps
-International clinician and coach as a selected representative of the United States
-Taught baseball skills to coaches and players in Europe
(Poland, France, Austria,and Germany) and South America (Chile and Peru)
         -Major League Baseball Envoy  to India, Summer of 2003
         -Major League Baseball Envoy to India and Malaysia, Summer of 2004
         -Major League Baseball Envoy to the Philippine Islands, Summer of 2005
         -Major League Baseball Envoy to China and Singapore, Summer of 2007
         -Major League Baseball Envoy to China, Summer of 2008

-Developed the Fighting Illini Hot Stove League Banquet series using professional baseball people as speakers
-Renovated old Illinois Field complete with electric scoreboard
-Played a major supervisory role in the design and construction of a $1.5 million dollar baseball stadium at the University of Illinois
-Constructed  a baseball facility at Regis University at no cost to the institution
-Built a high school baseball facility at Providence High School
-Started the Fighting Illini Dugout Club, a support group
-Annually conduct clinics for community youth coaches


1967 MA from DePaul University in English
1962 BA from Lewis College in English

Administrative Experience

1995-2006 Associate Director of Athletics Regis University
1988-1995 Director of Athletics Regis University
1976-1978 Director of Athletics Lewis University
1962-1976 Director of Athletics Providence High School

Teaching Experience:

1981-1987 Staff appointment at the University of Illinois as Visiting Lecturer in Physical Education
1978-1987 Part time professor in the English Department at Parkland College
1976-1978 Part time professor in English and Physical Education at Lewis University
1969-1976 Full time professor in the English Department at Lewis University
1962-1976 English teacher at Providence High School