Weatherly to coach baseball

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 28, 2000

Greg Weatherly has worn many hats at Huntington High.

The newest one finds the Huntington athletic director as head baseball coach for the Hounds.

Weatherly replaces Charles Anderson, who is now teaching at Vidalia Junior High.

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&uot;It’s an opportunity to coach baseball again,&uot; said Weatherly, who has helped with Huntington baseball in the past and was also head baseball coach at Pine Hills in the early 1990s before joining Huntington.

&uot;I’m excited,&uot; Weatherly said. &uot;We have a young squad, but the kids are baseball smart.&uot;

Weatherly is an assistant coach in football and coaches the boys basketball team.

He has coached the girls basketball and softball teams in the past.

&uot;I think about the only thing I haven’t done is volleyball and tennis,&uot; Weatherly joked.

The Hounds open their season today at the Amite School Center Tournament.

&uot;We’ll probably start a couple of freshmen, an eighth-grader and a couple of sophomores,&uot; Weatherly said. &uot;We do have an experienced pitching staff. Barrett Kiser has pitched since the eighth grade, Steve Hinton catches, plays third and pitches and Trey Mason has several innings under his belt.&uot;

Assisting Weatherly will be former Huntington baseball coach Mitch Ashmore, who got out of coaching two years ago. Ashmore led Huntington to the state championship in 1994.

&uot;It’s in my blood,&uot; Ashmore said. &uot;I love baseball and the opportunity came up to help Greg.&uot;

The Hounds play their first home game March 16 against Franklin. The Hounds visit Prairie View and Wilkinson County Christian Academy before kicking off their home schedule.