Goshen names Jabronski Williams new head baseball coach

Published 2:42 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Goshen High School has named assistant coach Jabronski Williams as the school’s new head baseball coach.

Williams grew up in Pike County and was an athlete at Goshen during the early parts of his high school playing days before transferring to Charles Henderson in Troy.

Williams was a three-sport athlete at Charles Henderson, starring in basketball, baseball and football. He was an All-State running back as a senior in 2016.

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He was a standout in baseball, though, and started his college career at Wallace Community College in Selma. He went on to finish his college career at Alabama State. At Alabama State, Williams earned a .298 career batting average with 13 home runs, 75 RBIs, 15 doubles, seven triples and 103 runs. He also had 135 put outs and three assists with a .965 fielding percentage from his position in the outfield. He also earned All-SWAC honors in 2021.

Following his playing days, Williams immediately jumped into coaching as a graduate assistant at ASU for a year before being named an assistant football and baseball coach at Goshen last year.
“I tell everyone that God is good. I’m blessed to be here and be at home and I’m excited for this community and what I think I can bring to the table,” Williams said of being named head coach. “I’m excited for what these guys can do. We’re already working hard in the offseason.”

Williams will remain running backs and defensive backs coach on the football team as he moves into the head-coaching role for baseball. Williams said that he’s excited to be a head coach for the first time.

“Hard work pays off, it’s as simple as that,” he flatly said. “I put in a lot work the minute I got here and things worked out for me to give me this opportunity and I’m taking the opportunity.”

Williams is also not shy about his goals for GHS Baseball.

“We want to make the playoffs, that’s the No. 1 goal for this year and I’m not shying away from any competition,” he said. “I want to make an impact on this program. We have to be disciplined and continue to learn the game of baseball and be patient as coaches and players. I’m excited about where this team can go.”