Head Baseball Coach
Tim Mulligan enters his first year as the Westminster head baseball coach after spending the last two seasons as the associate head coach and pitching coach.
Under the tutelage of Mulligan, the Titan baseball staff has had its two best seasons as a collective staff. Last season the team ranked 27th in Division III in team ERA. In his time as the associate coach, the Titans have compiled a 53-33 record; including a school record 28 wins in 2012, a PAC Championship, and Westminster’s first ever appearance in an NCAA Tournament. Under Mulligan , there have been extraordinary gains in the performance of the Titan pitching staff.
Being around baseball his whole life has given Mulligan knowledge of the game that is matched by few other coaches. This shows his ability to develop players in the 15 years he spent as a pro skills coach prior to coming to Westminster. In his coaching career, he has sent three players to Europe to play professionally, had two players playing in the independent leagues, as well as sending over 50 players in the past five years to a college program to continue their baseball careers. In addition he spent six years as a scout with Paramount Scouting as well as six years as assistant GM of the Roth Brothers Youngstown Class B team. As an independent league head coach for various teams, Mulligan boasts a 135-70 career record.
Mulligan, a U.S. Navy veteran, currently lives in Brookfield, OH with his wife Nancy and has two sons, Patrick and Matthew. In addition to coaching the Titans baseball team, Mulligan also runs Back To Basics Baseball, a program designed to teach younger players basic fundamentals of the game and achieve their dream of playing at the next level.
Some player comments on Coach Mulligan:
“I was very excited to learn about the hiring of Coach Mulligan last year here at Westminster College. In just a few short months as head coach, he has brought tremendous knowledge and teaching to our program and to us individually as players. With the extensive and successful background that he has, we know as a program, that we will be in championship contention every year.”
-Senior Pitcher Andy Wallen
“His knowledge of the game and passion for coaching makes his players rise to a new level”
-Sophomore Catcher Jake Haubrich
“He’s easily the best coach I’ve ever played for. He knows the game and how to teach it with the best of them, and on top of that you can joke around with the guy. You’re not likely to find too many coaches you’re comfortable just hanging out with; guys are going to love playing for him.”
-Senior Pitcher Nick Grow
Tommy Otto comes to Westminster entering his 20th year as a baseball coach and his first with the Titans. He will serve Westminster as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator.
Otto has led nine regional teams and 11 state qualifying teams in amateur baseball through his career. Before coming to Westminster, he spent 14 years as head coach of a Youngstown Class B team, and 11 seasons as a coach for Youngstown Chaney High School. Otto has been instrumental in player development throughout his career as he has sent 126 players on to play college baseball.
Otto has also been on the Youngstown Class B executive board for five years as the league vice president. His career highlights include an AABC Connie Mack Regional runner up team as well as coaching nine players that went on to play Division I baseball and three of whom were drafted by MLB teams. Otto is no stranger to championship teams as he won a Youngstown Class B championship in 2005, as well as having a 2011 Palomino Region championship. Otto has compiled a .568 (690-524) coaching record in amateur and high school baseball.