Campus mourns passing of Bob Tinsley
March 7, 2008
Our campus has lost a true friend. Bob Tinsley, who founded the women's fast-pitch softball program at Miami Hamilton, died at home on Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Tinsley guided the Lady Harriers to both conference and state championships. The all-time leader in softball coaching victories at MUH, it wasn’t the wins that set Tinsley apart – it was his sportsmanship, devotion to his players, and a pure loving of the game that made him so special.
Tinsley received master’s degrees from both Xavier University and University of Cincinnati. He worked as an adult probation officer for the State of Ohio for more than 20 years and taught for several years at Southern Ohio College. Following his retirement, Tinsley was named project manager for Youthbuild Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, who remains a dear friend of our campus.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Colligan Funeral Home, 437 S. Third St., Hamilton. Services begin at noon at Colligan. A private burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the Tinsley family suggests memorials be directed to the Miami Hamilton Softball Program, c/o Chris Settle, Department of Athletics & Recreational Sports.