Tim Petke grew up in Portland OR, attending Portland Lutheran High School where he was a three-sport athlete, obtaining all-state in basketball, and the Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball in 1998. Earning a baseball scholarship to University of Southern California, Tim played two years with the Trojans and was part of the 2000 College Baseball World Series team.After USC, Tim went on to play with Lewis-Clark State Warriors in Idaho, where he helped the team win two NAIA national championships in 2002 and 2003.
In June of 2003 Tim signed with the Anaheim Angels, playing until 2005. After his playing career Tim was the pitching coach from 2006-2008 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. For more than a decade Tim has been providing professional pitching lessons to young athletes.