Henry returns home to coach Gator baseball team

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

Brunson isn't concerned about Henry's youth; he pointed to his own rise through the coaching ranks.

"He's 27 and about to be 28," Brunson said. "I was the head football coach and athletic director at Vernon when I was 28. So I think it's the perfect age."

Much of Henry's coaching philosophy comes from his playing days under Combest.

"Coach Combest always said, 'Baseball is a game of inches and seconds, so if you do the little things right, it's going to lead to big things,'" Henry said. "Teaching kids the little things is what counts.

"If they don't do the little things right, it's going to lead to many issues on the baseball field. I think doing the little things right is a big deal."

Henry will draw from his Gator playing days to not only coach the team, but to teach the team the history of the program as well.

"I believe they need to know what a big deal this is," he said. "The last time Baker won the district was my senior year, and we beat Jay for the district title. That was a big deal.

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