Michael Saunches – Sophomore

Michael Saunches – Sophomore Coach

Mike Saunches Sport Coached: Baseball

Coaching Position: Sophomore Head Coach

Occupation: Social Studies Teacher

Born: July 6, 1981

Birthplace: Decatur, IL

Favorite Quote: “Fortune favors the bold” – Virgil

Coaching Experience – Baseball:

  • Normal West Freshman 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 American

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