For the second straight year, the Warren County High School baseball team will be looking for a new coach.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Joey Haston resigned as the head coach of the Pioneers.
Neither Haston nor Warren County High School athletic director Todd Willmore had comment on the situation at press time.
Haston took over the baseball team in 2010 and guided the team to a 10-17 record and 2-6 in District 6-AAA. The Pioneers finished fifth in District 6-AAA and were eliminated in the first round of the District 6-AAA tournament.
Haston was also a player for the Pioneers, earning all-district honors as a senior in 2004. Haston continued his baseball career at Volunteer State University and Delta State University.
Haston was the winning pitcher in the conference championship game as a senior with Delta State in 2008.
Haston served as Jimmy Walker’s assistant coach and pitching coach in 2009 before being hired July 2 of last year.
Under Haston’s direction, the Pioneers improved five games in 2010 despite having a young roster. Only four seniors played for Warren County last year, while several sophomores and one freshman were in the starting lineup.
The Pioneers last five head coaches of the baseball team played baseball for Warren County High School.
For more information on Haston’s resignation, check in Friday’s edition of the Southern Standard.