New RPBHS Coach Dedicated To The Building Blocks Of Baseball

Coach Tim Maxwell

Grasping the fundamentals is the foundation for success in baseball. That idea is key to the coaching and playing philosophy of newly named Royal Palm Beach High School varsity baseball coach Tim Maxwell.

“As the coach, I will be teaching the players to play the game the right way with respect for the game, our opponents and umpires,” said Maxwell, who is starting his first year with the Wildcat baseball program this spring. “We will also instill a culture of winning, so the players will understand the high bar we set for them each and every day.”

Maxwell is a coach who practices what he preaches.

“I will never ask the players to do anything I was not asked to do as a player,” Maxwell said. “As their coach, I will give them the best of me every single day I’m there, and they are expected to give me the best of themselves every single day they are there. That is how trust and a team are built, in my opinion.”

One of Maxwell’s philosophies as a coach is to have his roster filled with players who can play multiple positions. While he was primarily a center fielder, he was capable of playing other defensive positions on the diamond.

“As a coach, I believe versatility is a major advantage for players, and I will give every player the opportunity to show their versatility to improve our ability to win as a team,” Maxwell said.

As the new baseball coach at RPBHS, he is committed to changing the atmosphere and expectations within the program.

“As a youth baseball player into my high school and college years, I was always around a culture of winning and success,” Maxwell said. “I intend to instill the same principles as the head baseball coach at Royal Palm Beach High School. I have no concerns about the past. My focus will be to take this program to the highest level possible. It is my job to lead Royal Palm Beach High School baseball to the ultimate goal of winning championships.”

Maxwell is fully committed to excellence on the baseball diamond. That philosophy was emphasized to him by the coaches he had as a young player.

“I have realized that all coaches can do is put their players in the best position to win. That is what I intend to do at Royal Palm Beach High School,” Maxwell said. “I will hold myself accountable as much as I will my players, if not more. I have had three great coaches in my life as mentors, and I intend to pass the lessons they taught me down to our players. My goal is to deliver a nationally ranked baseball team to Royal Palm Beach High School, as well.”

Maxwell played high school baseball in Palm Beach County — in 2004 at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, 2005 at American Heritage in Delray Beach and 2006-07 at West Boca Raton High School. In his senior year at West Boca, his team was ranked as high as No. 7 in the U.S.

After high school, he earned a scholarship to Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee, where he played as an outfielder.