Hobbs Named McCracken County Baseball Coach
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - One of the top high school baseball programs in Kentucky has a new head coach, and it's someone the program knows quite well.

Zach Hobbs has been tabbed as the new skipper of the McCracken County Mustangs baseball team.  
Hobbs has been the associate head coach for the Mustangs the last four seasons under head coach Geno Miller, who was announced as McCracken County's new activities director in May.

Before coming to McCracken County, Hobbs built Calloway County into a 1st Region power. Unddr Hobbs, Calloway County won 145 games in eight seasons, including three trips to the region championship game over his final five seasons. The Lakers made it to the 1st Region championship in 2011, they won it all in 2012 over Murray, and lost in the finals in 2015 to McCracken County before Hobbs joined the Mustangs in 2016.

Hobbs and Miller are the only two head coaches to win the baseball 1st Region Championship over the last 8 seasons.
"I'm eager and excited to get to work and continue the great things Coach Miller and the rest of the staff at McCracken County have done the last six seasons," Hobbs said. I'm going to strive to continue what Coach Miller has done with this program already; I'm going to coach these great kids at McCracken County as best as I can and know that I have given it my all each and every day." 

Miller has always been impressed with Hobbs. He said getting to watch Hobbs coach the last four seasons only affirmed his thoughts.

"Coach Hobbs did really well as a head coach at Calloway County; winning a regional championship and two regional runners-up while at Calloway County," Miller said. "I've had the opportunity to work with Zach the last four years and saw firsthand his work ethic and vision, and this is something that at the end of the day became an exciting option for me to turn this baseball program over to him. I have the utmost confidence in his leadership abilities and I see him continuing the move the program forward and the success, I believe, will continue to grow."
McCracken County's baseball program has made it's mark as one of the top programs in the state in its six years of existence. The Mustangs have 202 wins over in six seasons, which is an average of just over 33 wins per season. The Mustangs have eight state tournament wins in six seasons, including four straight state semifinals appearances and the Mustangs finished as the state runner-up this past season.
"McCracken County is an unbelievable high school and the academic and athletic offerings this school offers is second-to-none in the state, I firmly believe that," Hobbs said. "The support from the administration is phenomenal, and 'Mustang Nation' is a term you just don't understand until you're in it, but the support from the students, parents, and fans of this community are truly unbelievable." 


Published 04:20 PM, Sunday Jun. 30, 2019
Updated 10:10 PM, Monday Aug. 05, 2019

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