Legendary former Clay baseball coach Jim Reinebold dies at the age of 87

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Whether it was amateur, high school or pro baseball, Jim Reinebold had a hand in coaching athletes over seven different decades. Heck, he was still coaching at the age of 83 at his fall baseball camp.

The Michiana coaching icon died early Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

Reinebold won 503 games in 25 seasons as the head baseball coach at Clay. That's more wins than any coach in any sport in South Bend schools history. In 1970, he led the Colonials to the school's only state championship in baseball.

After coaching at Clay, he served as an assistant for the South Bend Silver Hawks in the 90s. His number 4 was retired by both Clay and the Silver Hawks.

Reinebold is a member of the South Bend Alumni Hall of Fame, the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and even served a term as on the St. Joseph County Common Council.

His son Joel is now the head baseball coach at Clay. Our condolences go out to Joel and the entire Reinebold family.