Brian Shanks Obituary, Death – Our dearly loved coach, Brian Shanks, passed away recently, and we have gathered here to mourn and celebrate his life. Although our hearts are heavy and we feel a profound sense of loss, we want to honor Brian’s legacy. On August 27, Coach Shanks, whose love of baseball and unflinching dedication to our children touched all of our hearts, passed away unexpectedly. Today, September 9, at noon, there will be a celebration of life held at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in honor of his legacy and the significant impact he had on our young athletes.
Our Mims players looked up to Coach Shanks not only as a coach but also as a guide, an example, and a motivator during their time with the team. His enthusiasm for baseball was only surpassed by his love for our children, and his relentless efforts to cultivate our children’s talents and character will be remembered for all of time. We ask that any Mims players who are here today to honor Coach Shanks by donning their Mims jerseys while we gather to commemorate Coach Shanks’ life.
This deed, which is uncomplicated yet profound, would be an excellent way to pay tribute to a man who cherished baseball and had faith in the capabilities of our young people. In this time of loss, let us get together to talk about our experiences with Coach Shanks, the memories we have of him, and the influence he had on our lives. His legacy will continue on through the young players he taught and mentored, and his spirit will remain a part of the Mims baseball family for the rest of time.
Our prayers, condolences, and thoughts are with Coach Shanks’ family and loved ones at this difficult time. We understand how tough this time is for you and want you to know that you have our support. Losing a friend and a mentor is a tremendous loss. Dear Coach Brian Shanks, may you finally rest in peace. Your devotion to our children, your lifelong love of the game of baseball, and the profound impression you made on each of our hearts will be remembered and cherished for all time. Although you have physically left us, your spirit never ceases to motivate each and every one of us.