By Nick Nunn staff writer
Morgan County High School (MCHS) Athletic Director Steve Cisson announced last week that Jerry McCullough will be stepping into the lead coaching role for baseball at MCHS. “Jerry is familiar with our baseball program and he is very knowledgeable in the sport,” said Cisson about McCullough. “He did a great job with the summer program and he will do well as he leads the team into the next season. We are very fortunate to have someone already on our staff with his capabilities.” McCullough stated that he intends to continue in the tradition of Coach Brandon Patch, who stepped down as head baseball coach earlier this year.
“I hope that the coaches and I can carry on some of the great traditions in MCHS baseball provided by Coach Patch over the years,” said Coach McCullough. “Of course there will be some differences. The opportunity to put in a few new approaches to the practice sessions and the games is exciting, though.” “The coaches love the game of baseball and love working with young athletes, and the young athletes we have coming back and now entering the program are terrific in character and enthusiasm.” “This summer was very productive and rewarding,” said McCullough about the instructional league that the MCHS baseball teams participated in this summer. “We have some talent, yet need to develop a higher level of skills in all of the players. We need to teach them about the game of baseball, too. It is always a challenge to manage changes.“ “I think we are up to the task, and I know we have the support of the parents to make them.”