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Tim Held

 Tim Held teaches math at Archbishop Moeller High School, where he is the varsity baseball coach. During his sixteen seasons, the Crusaders made eight trips to the state final four and won five state championships.

Coach Held is multiple-time GCL Coach of the Year, SCity Coach of the Year, and Defiance College Alumni Coach of the Year. He was the 2009 Bob Sumerel Greater Cincinnati Coach of the Year, the 2010 State Coach of the Year, the 2013 Cincinnati Reds/MSA Sport Coach of the Year, and the 2015 NFHS Coach of the Year for the state of Ohio. He was also Head Coach for the East team in the 2015 Perfect Game All-American game and an assistant coach for the East team in the 2017 game in San Diego, CA.

Before being named head coach, Tim spent six seasons as an assistant with the varsity baseball team under Mike Cameron. He was part of three GCL championships, five sectional championships, four district championships, one regional championship, two city poll championships, one state poll championship, and the 2004 state championship. In addition, three of these teams ended the season nationally ranked.

Over more than twenty years, Held has seen Moeller players go to the American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, Atlantic Ten Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big Twelve Conference, Big East Conference, Conference USA, Horizon League, Mid-American Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Southeastern Conference and Southern Conference as well as seeing sixteen players drafted:

Cameron Satterwhite in the 50th round in 2005, Andrew Brackman in the first round in 2007, Eric Surkamp in the sixth round in 2008, Tyler Stovall in the 20th round in 2008, Ben Hunter in the 29th round in 2008, Greg Williams in the 31st round in 2008 and 12th round in 2011, Alex Wimmers in the first round in 2010, Dan Burkhart in the tenth round in 2010, David Whitehead in the 36th round in 2010 and 34th round in 2013, Tom Belza in the 43rd round in 2010, Brent Suter in the 31st round in 2012, Riley Mahan in the 40th round in 2014 and third round in 2017, Phillip Diehl in the 27th round in 2016, Nick Bennett in the 40th round in 2016 and 6th round in 2019; Zach Logue in the 9th round in 2017; Cameron Junker in the 10th round in 2019 and Tyler McDonough in the third round in 2021.  Two of those players have reached the major leagues—Brent Suter with the Milwaukee Brewers and Phillip Diehl with the Colorado Rockies.