Michael Saunches – Hitting Coach

Mike Saunches  Sport Coached:
Baseball

Coaching Position:
Assistant Coach

Occupation:
Social Studies Teacher

Born:
July 6, 1981

Birthplace:
Decatur, IL

Favorite Quote:
“Fortune favors the bold” – Virgil

Coaching Experience – Baseball:

  • Normal West Freshmen Baseball – 2010 

Playing Experience:

  • 4 years Varsity at Argenta-Oreana High School
  • 3 years starter at Illinois State University
  • 2 years professional baseball – one with New York Yankees organization and one with Kansas City Royals organization 

Accomplishments: 

  • 1999 USA Today High School All America
  • 1999 Drafted in 34th round by San Diego Padres
  • 2001 American Baseball Coaches Association 3rd team All America  

Favorite Baseball Moment:                                                       

  • My first professional home run as a member of the Gulf Coast Yankees. 

Professionally/Personally:

  • Married with wife, Elizabeth, and two kids, Scarlett and Kendall