Responding to our story yesterday about the passing of Tim Moellering, a much loved history teacher and baseball coach at Berkeley High, reader Matt left a comment on Berkeleyside, among several others mourning his loss. Matt wrote that Moellering had left a mark “on hundreds, maybe thousands of people and will not be forgotten”. (Visit Moellering’s Facebook page to read the dozens of tributes that are pouring in.] At his mother’s suggestion, Matt also raised the possibility that Willard Middle School baseball field be named after Moellering. Moellering came to BHS in 2002 after 19 years at Willard, where he was both a teacher and the school’s football coach. “It would be the right thing to do,” wrote Matt. What do others think? Is this an idea worth exploring and possibly campaigning for in Tim Moellering’s memory?
Tracey Taylor is co-founder and editorial director at Berkeleyside.