Jamie Detillion has done almost everything in the sport of baseball.
He starred on the diamonds at Columbian, pitching the 1996 state semifinal game, helping to push the Tornadoes to the final that year.
From there, he had a great career at Ashland University, then went on to spend three seasons in the minor leagues in the Tigers' and Reds' organizations.
For the last decade, Detillion has been an assistant coach under Steve Lyon at Grand Valley State.
But there is one thing Detillion hadn't done: been a head coach.
That changed last month, when Lyon retired and Detillion was promoted to be the Lakers' head coach.
Detillion, who was hired in early June, is in a different spot than most new coaches. Most coaches are charged with turning a program around. The Lakers are coming off a 43-16 season that ended in the Division II regionals. GVSU finished the season No. 16 in the nation.
The Lakers have made four World Series appearances since 2003.
Obviously, Detillion's job won't be to turn around, but to maintain.
"It's something that I've worked for," Detillion said of getting the job. "It's nice I can just continue on with what we've been doing.
"The big thing for this program is continuity," he said. "I've been here for 10 years, seen the day-to -day grind."
Detillion said he plans to use things he learned from all the coaches he's worked with in his new job.
"Every coach has their strengths," Detillion said. "You can take what's successful."
And, though it's been 16 years, Detillion said he does think back to the big games he played in for Columbian when he's coaching.
"Sometimes you look back to some of the big games and situations you succeeded in," he said.
The coach also remembered his time as a minor league pitcher. His numbers in A-ball and the independent league were decent, as his career record was 12-7 with a 2.92 earned run average. The left-hander also recorded six career saves. He was able to play on the same level of future stars like Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez.
"It was definitely a great experience," he said. "I signed [first] as a non-drafted free agent, played with Chillicothe Paints ... not that your signing for millions of dollars."
It's something Detillion said he's hoping to pass on to his players - enjoying the game.
"My No. 1 goal is for the student athletes to come in and have a good experience," he said.
By coaching in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Detillion gets to play against the college in his home town - Tiffin University, as well as Ashland, his alma mater.
"It's nice to have familiarity being at Ashland," he said. "Right away when our program became competitive, it was (GVSU) and them (as rivals)."
When asked about growing up in Tiffin, Detillion talked about the little leagues here.
"I know back then there were a lot of good people who put a lot of time in to making little league work," he said.
And on some level, that work paid off. For Detillion, and his players.