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Benjamin says, "I am honored to be named the head baseball coach at Judson. I have been praying for a place to go too to become a head coach. I am looking forward to moving the Judson baseball program to the next level. Judson is a great place to coach and everybody has been friendly to me from the beginning of the interview process."
As the pitching coach at ONU, he helped mold a pitching staff that was one of the best in the CCAC and the nation. In 2005, the ONU pitching staff had a 3.00 ERA and three to one strikeout to walk ratio. In 2006, his pitchers recorded three shutouts and in 2007 they had a 4.71 ERA. In the 2005 season, three pitchers had undefeated records with one at a 9-0 record. He also had the chance to coach under one of the winningest NAIA baseball coaches in Elliot Johnson. Johnson won his 800th career game in the 2007 season at Olivet.
Prior to Olivet, Benjamin was a student assistant coach at Martin Methodist University in Tennessee. In the 2003 season he helped guide the Hawks to a 37-12 record and to the Trans South and NAIA Region XI championship games. A MMC, he was the hitting, catching and outfielder coach.
Building his coaching skills at camps, Benjamin has worked at several baseball camps. He has been a camp coach at two NCAA Division I programs in Vanderbilt University and the University of Notre Dame. He has also coached at Camp Winadu in Massachusetts as the assistant director of baseball operations.
In two different summers, he has coached in the M.I.N.K. Collegiate Summer Baseball League and the Sandlot Collegiate Summer League. In 2007, he was a part of the M.I.N.K. which is affiliated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He coached the FCA Grays in Kansas City, Mo., as they won 21 games and was the most wins in team history. The 2005 summer took him to Nashville, Tenn., where he was the pitching coach for the Twitty City Stars.
Benjamin started his collegiate career as a player at Milligan College for two years and then finished his final two years at Martin Methodist. He graduated from Martin Methodist in 2004 with a degree in English. In 2008, he earned his Master's of Organizational Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Casey.
Entering his second season as an assistant coach Atamian brings 16 years of coaching experience from St. Edward's High School in Elgin. He gained his love for the game of baseball from his high school coach Kirby Smith who is a member of the Illinois High School Coach's Hall of Fame. Atamian played collegiate baseball at the University of South Alabama for Eddie Stanky, a former major league player and manager. After graduating from South Alabama, he received his Masters of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.
He is presently ministering with the Refuge Fellowship of Judson. Refuge serves the students of Judson University through mentoring, intercessory prayer, encouragement, fellowship, financial support, and weekly prayer and bible study meetings. Tom and his wife Marilyn reside in Elgin. They have been married for thirty-two years and have a grown son. If you want to know more about serving Jesus Christ in Mexico you can go to www.christforchildren.com.
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