Hall of Fame Scheibeler

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Tim Sheibler substituting a class, was 3 sport athlete in High School. (Jonothan Hedley)
Tim Sheibeler substituting a class, was 3 sport athlete in High School. (Jonothan Hedley)

By: Cesar Estradra, Sports Reporter

Rangeview’s ex baseball coach, gym teacher and current substitute teacher, Timothy L. Scheibeler, can now add “Hall of Famer” to his resume. Scheibeler is going to be inducted into the Colorado High School Baseball Hall of Fame as a player and coach today.

“I’m honored,” said Coach Sheibeler. “The fact that this award was chosen by peers just makes it that much more special.”

Scheibeler was very successful back in 1973 when his career started as a baseball Head Coach; this success continued for a long 35 years.

He started at Aurora Central High school where his pitching staff led the Varsity Trojan team to six Centennial League Championships in ten seasons.

It was the fall of 1983 that they made coach Sheibeler the Varsity baseball coach at the newly constructed Rangeview High School.

Scheibeler’s time as a coach at Rangeview brought two league championships while finishing second twice and third once. This caused coaching colleagues to vote him Coach of the Year twice.

“I feel it was time to let go after 38 years of having done this,” said Sheibeler after being asked if he misses the baseball field. “It’s time to move on into the sunset.”

Sheibeler’s years of college and semiprofessional pitching have given him the chance to have some of his pitchers go to the professional level, the most notable being Danny Jackson who pitched 14 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. Also, 55 of his high school pitchers earned either all conference or all-state honors.

“I am pretty much finished,” Scheibeler said. “My last step was having an instructional business for 10 years.”