Day named Falcons' new head baseball coach

Longtime assistant takes over helm from Mike McCabe
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Service
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Tim Day, a longtime area baseball assistant coach at the high school level in the foothills, has been named the new head varsity baseball coach at Colfax High. 

Colfax High athletic director Rob Hitchcock confirmed that Day, an assistant for the Falcons the past two years under Mike McCabe, has been approved as Colfax’s new head coach.

“It was really an easy choice,” said Hitchcock. “He’s been here. He knows the program and he knows the kids. It’s all a win-win for us.”

Day, who was also an assistant for the Falcons from 1997 to 2003 and also had coaching stops at Bear River and Placer, is excited to be at the helm of this year’s Colfax program.

“We’ve got a great group of kids and parents this year and that always makes it fun,” said Day. “When Mike left after last season I kind of hoped this opportunity would be here and everything worked out well.”

Day, a former catching standout at DeAnza College and San Jose State, was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1972 and spent several years in the organization’s farm chain. His ability to work with pitchers and catcher’s is one of his coaching strengths.

“Tim’s been there and done it,” said Hitchcock. “Mike and Tim worked very good together and we think that it will carry over to this year too.”

Under McCabe and Day, Colfax baseball has undergone a recent resurgence as the Falcons have won 33 games and qualified for the CIF Div. III playoffs the past two seasons.

The teams returns a solid core of players this year including all-PVL picks Ryan Glazner, Dave Campbell and Devon Loomis. Loomis has already signed a letter of intent to play at USF next season. Day also confirmed that Lyell Marks, a former all-league player at Colfax who went on to play at San Jose State wil be his assistant coach.

Colfax, which opens its season Feb. 25 at Marysville, will be hosting its annual season kickoff baseball breakfast on Sat. Feb. 9 in the school’s cafeteria from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door.