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TOM KILGORE TO RETIRE AS MILFORD BASEBALL COACH AT CONCLUSION OF 2022 SEASON

Posted on: August 11, 2021

Long-time Milford High School baseball coach Tom Kilgore has announced his intention to retire from coaching following the 2022 season. Kilgore enters the upcoming season having been at the helm of the Eagle program for 22 seasons, with 389 victories to his credit.

Kilgore’s list of accomplishments is lengthy and culminated when he was inducted into the Milford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. During his tenure, the Eagles have turned in a winning record in 18 of his 22 seasons in charge. Milford has captured 10 conference championships under Kilgore’s watch, with the veteran skipper earning nine conference coach of the year awards.

The early 2000s represented a high point in Kilgore’s coaching career as he guided the Eagles to the OHSAA State Championship Game in both 2002 and 2003. In addition to the state berths, Kilgore’s teams have earned a regional runner-up finish, three district championships (2002, 2003, 2016) and five district runner-up finishes (2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017).

In 2016, Kilgore guided the Eagles to the regional finals, completing an amazing season with a final record of 28-3.

Over 100 of his players have gone on to play baseball on the collegiate level.

“Coach Kilgore is synonymous with Milford Baseball,” Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka stated. “The tradition of excellence achieved under his watch over the past two decades is among the best in the area. We can’t thank Coach Kilgore enough for his contributions and we look forward to one final exciting season with him at the helm.”