Summit Country Day School head baseball coach Triffon Callos has retired from active coaching for the foreseeable future. He was head coach of the program for 12 seasons and was an assistant varsity coach for three years.
Callos has always juggled his family life, professional careers and coaching. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and is a Green Township trustee. At this time, however, he decided it was best to scale back his responsibilities.
“This is not a knee-jerk reaction,” the coach said. “I always thought I’d find a way to balance everything, but I simply cannot continue at this pace. We have accomplished so much on the field, including the 2015 run to the state championship game. I will always remain a Summit Silver Knight at heart. My experience has been one of the best in my life, and I am forever thankful to have had this opportunity.”
When Callos took over the program in 2008, there were just three returning varsity players and the team competed at the Division IV level. Now, the program has two full rosters (varsity and junior varsity) with numerous players returning at the varsity level, a strong sophomore class and a sizable incoming freshmen class.
Callos said he’s been blessed to coach such high-quality young men in his time at The Summit.
“The school is big on character and has high-character students and people,” he said. “It was a blessing to be in a place where my personal values aligned perfectly.”
During his career at The Summit:
• His record as coach of the Silver Knights is 218-126 (124-38 in the Miami Valley Conference). He is the all-time leader in wins in school history.
• He was MVC coach of the year on five occasions (2009, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2019)
• His teams won four MVC titles (2009,2010, 2018, 2019)
• The program has four sectional titles (2013-2016), two district titles (2013, 2015), a regional title (2015) and a state runner-up (2015).
• He also coached in the East/West all-star game three times.
“Coach Callos is a class act,” Summit Country Day School Athletic Director Greg Dennis said. “The Summit community will miss him. At the same time, we wish him and his family the very best."