CHHS baseball loses three coaches in one week
Published 10:25 pm Monday, May 27, 2013
Success brings change.
The Charles Henderson baseball team found that out first hand over the past few days, as three assistant coaches moved on to higher positions at schools throughout the Southeast.
Jonathan Jordan was hired as head varsity baseball coach at Highland Home, Seth Graham will move to Northview High School in Dothan and Jeremy Jones accepted a position at North Bay Haven High School in Panama City, Fla.
Jordan just recently finished up his first season with the Trojans, working primarily with the outfield, and said he will remember this season for a long time.
Jordan, a graduate of Highland Home, said the he looks forward to returning to his alma mater as head coach.
“It was definitely bitter sweet,” said Jordan. “I spent five years at Troy City Schools, but the opportunity to be close to home and coach the game I love was too much to pass up.”
Graham worked mostly with the Charles Henderson junior varsity team, but proved to be a valuable asset down the stretch run to the 4A state title.
In addition to his time at Charles Henderson, Graham assisted Melanie Davis and the Troy University softball program for three seasons.
Graham said that the past few years were ones he will never forget, but like his colleagues, is excited about the future.
“Troy has been home for seven years,” Graham said. “It has been my home away from home for quite a while, but I am excited about the future opportunities to grow as a coach, learn and help guys develop is this game.”
Jones, a fixture in Trojan baseball for the past decade, is making the move to North Bay Haven in Panama City.
Jones was a part of both state championship teams, as a player in 2004 and as a coach in 2013. Jones said that he has made a good name for himself in Troy, and now feels that the time is right for him to branch out to other places.
At North Bay Haven Jones will be an assistant coach for the varsity team, while serving as the head junior varsity coach.
“I got a good name here in Troy, but it is time for me to go make a mark somewhere else,” said Jones. “I am thankful for the opportunities, but it is time to write a new chapter.”
Head coach Derek Irons said that having coaches leave for “higher positions” is a sign of good program.
“I could not be more proud of those three guys,” said Irons. “I know that the will have success, and will enjoy watching their teams compete and have success.”