Glenwood softball coach Tim Stanton is stepping down as the Rams’ softball coach after 11 seasons at the helm.
Stanton actually came to his decision to step down after this season a few years ago. Stanton’s daughter Jaelin, a starting second baseman for the Rams this season, graduated this year.
“I’ve had 11 years and truthfully, the bus rides and the grind of it sort of pushed me to decide I wanted to move on to something else,” Stanton said. “It’s never about the kids, the kids that I have coached have always been fantastic. It’s the best experience of your life to get to go out and coach high school kids and be successful with them. This has always been my target date. I think 11 years is probably enough and it’s someone else’s turn.”
Stanton, 264-151 as Glenwood’s head coach, won Hawkeye 10 Conference titles in 2004 and 2011 and had just one losing season in 11 years in the Rams’ dugout.
The year prior to Stanton’s hiring, the Rams went 5-34. His first season, Stanton improved the record by nine games, finishing at 15-27 with nine of those losses coming by one run. In Stanton’s second season, the Rams won the conference.
“Walking out the door, I feel good about where the program is at,” he said. “Whoever takes over this program is going to have instant success because there is a ton of talent here. I see a conference champion team potentially next season. They are going to be extremely good next year and some lucky coach is going to get to coach a fantastic group of kids.”