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Tim Cossins

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Tim Cossins
Catcher
Born: (1970-03-31) March 31, 1970 (age 49)
Sonoma, California

Timothy Carter Cossins (born March 31, 1970) is an American professional baseball coach.

Cossins attended Santa Rosa Junior College,[1] and transferred to the University of Oklahoma and played college baseball for the Oklahoma Sooners.[2] The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Cossins in the 39th round of the 1992 MLB draft, but he did not sign with Pittsburgh, returning to Oklahoma.[3] The Texas Rangers selected him in the 15th round of the 1993 MLB draft.[4] He played in Minor League Baseball through 2000. After his playing career, he worked for the Miami Marlins as a minor league manager for four years, and then became the Marlins' minor league catching coordinator in 2007. He was hired by the Chicago Cubs after the 2012 season to be their minor league field coordinator, succeeding Brandon Hyde, who was promoted to be the Cubs' director of player development.[5] The Baltimore Orioles hired Cossins from the Cubs after the 2018 season to join Hyde's coaching staff.[6][7]

Cossins lives in Santa Rosa, California. He and his wife have a son who served as a volunteer firefighter during the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Damin Esper, Special to The Chronicle (July 23, 2004). "Cardinal Newman grad making drive for majors". SFGate. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. Mike Baldwin Published: Sun, September 1, 1991 12:00 AM (September 1, 1991). "Big Leagues Give OU, OSU a Break". Newsok.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Sun, June 14, 1992 12:00 AM (June 14, 1992). "State Players Drafted in 1992". Newsok.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. "Cossins Signs With Rangers". Newsok.com. June 9, 1993. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  5. "Loss of catching guru Tim Cossins another blow to Miami Marlins". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  6. Kubatko, Roch. "Orioles hiring Tim Cossins for coaching staff (updated) - School of Roch". Masnsports.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  7. "Cubs lose minor-league field coordinator Tim Cossins to Orioles, promote Chris Valaika to hitting coordinator". Chicago Tribune. December 19, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  8. Muskat, Carrie (May 24, 2018). "Cubs Tim Cossins on California fires". MLB.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.

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