Michael Saunches – Sophomore Coach

Mike Saunches  Sport Coached: Baseball Coaching Position: Sophomore 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 
  • Normal West Sophomore Baseball – 

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 


  • 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. 


  • Married to wife, Elizabeth, and three kids, Scarlett, Kendall, and Liam