Tim Berta to be featured on ESPN
Tim Berta comeback story to appear on ESPN's "E:60"
September 27, 2012
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Former Bluffton University student-athlete Tim Berta will share his comeback story on ESPN's "E:60" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Berta was a student coach when the bus carrying the 2007 Bluffton University baseball team to spring-break games in Florida crashed in Atlanta, taking seven lives. Berta and several others, including Head Coach James Grandey, sustained serious injuries.
Berta was not expected to survive, but he did that and much more. The former two-sport athlete (football and baseball) graduated from Bluffton, re-learned to walk and is now serving as an assistant baseball coach at Lourdes University in Toledo where he is working on his master's degree in organizational leadership.
The ESPN story includes Berta at Lourdes University, at the 5-year remembrance service on the campus of Bluffton University on March 2, 2012, and in Florida where he was coaching at a tournament that the Lourdes team was playing this past spring. Also taking part in interviews by ESPN is Grandey, former players and two of Berta's doctors.