Henry returns home to coach Gator baseball team

Published: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 03:29 PM.

BAKER — It has been almost nine years since Baker School’s baseball team won a district championship.

Steve Combest coached that Gator team and Adam Henry was his third baseman. The next time the Baker baseball teams hits the diamond, Henry will be in the third base coaching box.

Henry, a 2005 Baker graduate, was recently named the Gator baseball coach. He replaces Scott Johnson, who coached Baker last season.

"This is where I want to be, back home, helping guys go through what I went through," Henry said. "I'll just try to lead them the right way because this is a great thing to be back home."

Baker athletic director Matt Brunson was pleased to welcome one of Baker's own back.

"Adam has a history here, having played on coach Combest's 2005 district championship team, and he lives in our community," Brunson said. "He has been an assistant and a head coach over at Shoal River (Middle School).

"Being able to bring his experience and his ties to the community, I think, is a plus for our baseball program. He's going to be a very capable coach."



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