Longtime DeSales assistant and 1988 alumnus Tim Sievert has been promoted to head coach of the Colts’ varsity baseball team, Athletic Director Don Bowers ’81 announced today.
Coach Sievert has been with the Colts for the last seven seasons. He was added to the staff in 2012, serving two years as junior varsity pitching coach before moving to varsity in 2014.
During his time with the Colts, DeSales has won the District Tournament four times, including three of the last four.
“Tim is just the complete package,” remarked Bowers. “He’s not only a great person with a sharp baseball mind, but he’s also a DeSales graduate and someone who’s going to go the extra mile for his players. We’re really in great hands moving forward.”
Coach Sievert’s hiring followed the exit of previous head coach T.J. Cataldo, who served five years at the helm. Cataldo announced in May that he would be stepping down from his post, citing a desire to spend more time with family and focus more on his work in the classroom. Cataldo is a social studies teacher at DeSales.
“I have been blessed to be part of the DeSales baseball family for the past seven years and have worked with many great student-athletes, coaches, and parents,” Cataldo said. “I’m excited to watch the baseball program continue to grow and be successful.”
Colts Baseball has been a fixture in the Sievert household for years. Coach Sievert’s oldest son, Dillon, played four years at DeSales before graduating in 2015, while his younger brother, Trevor, is a senior on the squad this year. Dillon is now a senior at Spalding University and is currently preparing for his final season playing for the Golden Eagles.
“I was so honored to get the call for this position,” Coach Sievert said. “I kind of got emotional thinking about what a special place DeSales has been for my family. It means a lot for me to continue being a part of this program, and I’m excited to lead a really special group of coaches and players.”
Coach Sievert and his wife Nikki are members of St. Rita parish. In addition to their two sons, they also have a daughter, Alex, a recent 2018 graduate of Presentation Academy.