Legendary Leaders: Jim Dimick

Jim Dimick

A four-time MIAC Baseball Coach of the Year, Jim Dimick served as St. Olaf's head baseball coach for 27 seasons from 1968-1994 and led the Oles to a record of 587-320-15 during his time leading the program. St. Olaf won seven MIAC baseball championships during Dimick's tenure. In addition to assisting on the coaching staffs for St. Olaf football and men's basketball, Dimick also coached the College All-Star Baseball Team that toured Alaska and Korea in 1979 and served on the U.S. National Baseball Team Staff in 1989 on a tour of the United States, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

Since 1990, the MIAC has named its Baseball Coach of the Year Award in Dimick's honor. His number 32 was retired by St. Olaf in 1997 and the Oles' baseball complex on campus bears his name as well. Following his retirement, Dimick was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame in 1995 and the St. Olaf Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. He was also a member of the inaugural class of the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the St. Cloud State Hall of Fame, the Cumberland (Wis.) High School Hall of Fame, and the Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Fame.

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