Tighe Dickinson, former head baseball coach at Edmonds Community College, enters his fourth year as an assistant coach. During the off-season, he was promoted from volunteer assistant to a full-time position. His primary coaching responsibility is handling the Husky pitching staff.
In his first season on the staff, he helped coach Tim Lincecum, the Golden Spikes Award winner as the top amateur baseball player in the nation. Lincecum went on to win the National League Cy Young Award in 2008.
In the 2008 college season, Dickinson helped tutor a pitching staff that finished second in the Pac-10 and 26th in the nation in earned run average (4.15) and was eighth in the NCAA in hits allowed per nine innings (8.43). Two members of the Huskies' starting rotation were drafted inside of the first 14 rounds of the MLB draft as Nick Haughian went in the ninth round and Jorden Merry in the 14th.
In 2007, Dickinson aided in the coaching of another top pitching prospect in lefty Nick Hagadone, who was the Boston Red Sox top pick in the 2007 draft.
Dickinson, who was co-head coach at Edmonds in 2002 before returning as the Tritons' head man in 2004 and 2005, left his position with the Tritons to join the Husky staff. Over his last two seasons, Dickinson led Edmonds CC to a combined record of 75-16 overall and 40-8 in conference play. In 2004, the Tritons went 22-2 in league to win the NWAACC Northern Division. In 2005, Edmonds took second in the league at 18-6 and advanced to the NWAACC semi-finals. In 2002, when Dickinson was co-head coach, Edmonds won the NWAACC championship.
Dickinson also served as head coach at Skyline High School in Issaquah in 2003, guiding the team to a 14-7 overall mark and a 13-5 conference record. He also served as pitching coach at Edmonds CC in 2000 and 2001.
Aside from his work at Edmonds and Skyline, Dickinson has also served as pitching coach at Taylor Baseball, a top youth summer program, since 2001. Taylor took third place in the national AAU tournament in 2001 and in 2002, finished second at the USA Baseball Federation national tournament. During the 2005 summer season, Taylor finished second at the USABF World Series and completed the season with a 59-7-1 record.
A native of Aberdeen, Wash., Dickinson graduated from Montesano High in 1994. After one year at Green River CC, he played three seasons of college baseball as a pitcher at Alabama-Birmingham, lettering in 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1999, he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from UAB.
Dickinson and his wife, Tina, were married in 2007. They live in Seattle.