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TU baseball players that helped: Nick Calandra, Nick Hueneburg, Seth Licke, Mario Rodriguez, Devon Fisk and Cody Spires.
Baseball - Mon, Dec. 2, 2013

Story and photo by Karen Kin, Advertiser-Tribune

Sticks Training Academy, 98 Morgan Ave., celebrated its grand opening Saturday, unveiling a state-of-the-art baseball and sports training facility for athletes in the Tiffin community.

Owner Brian Coleman said starting such a facility "has always been a dream of mine," and guidance, support and challenges from his father were a large part of his inspiration and motivation.

Coleman said his father, Leroy Coleman, a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg in the war, has had a number of health and physical challenges through the years. Despite those difficulties, Brian said, his dad "has always been behind me," and stayed strongly involved in his activities as he grew up, as a parent and a coach. (more)