Tim Wagner ('94)

Baseball - Football - Golf

Tim Wagner - Hall of FameTimothy Wagner played baseball, football, and golf for the University of Dubuque. Tim’s drive for competition and success began at a young age as he started setting baseball and football records at West Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois, and continued breaking records as a proud Spartan.

Tim chose UD over other offers because of the college’s “strong English [department]” and “incredible coaches.” Some of his fondest memories include the spring trips “up north” to Minneapolis to play in the Metrodome in early March. During the teams second trip to the Metrodome, he finished 7-for-14 in six games, which is when he knew that UD would be his home. He made lifelong connections with his head coach, Dennis Rima, and assistant coach, Jay Schiesl. Tim still holds UD’s All-Time Single Season record in Batting Average (.455 in 1992) and On Base Percentage (.576 in 1991).

Tim used his love of sports and his education in English to be an award-winning sportswriter for The Beacon News in his hometown of Aurora. He has earned awards from the Associated Press in multiple categories: Sports Columns, Sports Enterprise, Sports Features, and Sports Fame Stories. He is currently a marketing manager at the Pampered Chef’s world headquarters in Addison, Illinois.

Tim and his wife, Dana, have three children: Cal, Reece, and Sydney. Tim enjoys attending his children’s extracurricular activities and he coaches his youngest son’s (Reece) baseball teams during the spring and summer. The Wagner family resides in Aurora, IL.

Baseball Accomplishments:
• 1st Team All-Iowa Conference (1992, 1993, and 1994)
• 4-year Starting Third Baseman
• Ninth in Division-III with a .455 Batting Average (1992)
• School Records: Career RBI's (99), Single Season Batting Ave (.455), and OBP (.576)

Football Accomplishments:
• Still holds various UD Offensive Top 5 Records (1992)
• 87 Punts, led all divisions in punt attempts (1995)