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Albany High baseball coach heading back home

April 26, 2007

 Albany - With just over a week to go in the high school baseball regular season, the Albany High Indians are out of the hunt for the state playoffs.

When the Tribe end their season with a game Tuesday at Brooks County, it will also mark the end Tom Rosati's tenure as Albany High head coach.  

After 21 season in Albany, Rosati and his family are moving back to his native Arizona where he purchased some land a few years ago.

 While the last five years have not been great for the Indians baseball program, the first 16 were terrific.

In Rosati's first decade and a half, Albany High won more than 260 games, three region titles and sent dozens of their players to the college ranks.

When he wasn't coaching from the dugout, Rosati was still playing the game with semi-pro teams in the city.

Tom Rosati will leave behind Albany with alot of great memories and alot of thanks for the players, parents and administrators he worked with for the past 20 years.

Tom Rosati said "It has been home for my wife and I both along with raising our daughter here. Albany, Georgia has been great and Albany High has been so supportive. I am just so appreciative."

Tom Rosati is hoping to coach baseball at the high school or college level when he returns to Arizona.

He is also looking at playing at alumni game of the junior college team he played on in Arizona that won that beat then DeKalb College for the national championship in 1977.

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