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Pioneer baseball gets more 'Power'ful
Eron 'Trice' Powers named new head coach
Coach Trice Powers is pictured with his wife Erin at the announcement of his new job as head coach for the Warren County High School Pioneer baseball team.

After a whirlwind of interviews and decision making, Warren County High School officials held a meeting with the baseball team and any parents wishing to attend Friday to announce their decision on a new coach to helm the Pioneer baseball program after coach Adam Childs was released from his position May 22.
Executive principal Jimmy Walker said the decision would be made expeditiously and without undue haste to find the “right” candidate.
It took two weeks, and beginning immediately coach Eron “Trice” Powers will now lead the Pioneers going forward.
“The process was a good one. We had a lot of applicants,” said Walker “It got down to three, and got down to two last night and we finally came to a decision around 8:45 p.m. last night and I believe it’s the right decision.”
According to Walker, Powers has the “right stuff” to be able and help the program and he has the utmost confidence in Powers to do the right thing.
“I have the utmost respect for his father,” Walker said. “That’s not to say I don’t for him as well, but he comes from a long lineage of baseball and he’s going to do it the right way. He is the type of young man that every coach would want to coach and I think that is what’s going to be bled into our team because he’s going to work our kids. I just know.”
“He’s going to give them a lot of instruction. We talked for about 45 minutes and everything he said was spot on. I’ve been through a lot of interviews and I know it was one of the best interviews I’ve ever done because the questions he had for me and Mr. (Todd) Willmore, he’s done his homework and that’s what I want someone who is going to work hard,” said Walker “That’s going to instill what our players, our young men need to have not only in athletics but in life.”
Powers is a Murfreesboro native who attended Riverdale High School before attending Tennessee Tech where he played ball for Matt Braga whose team is now playing in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. He has been coaching most recently in Shelbyville but prior to that he was the middle school coach at Stewart’s Creek. When not coaching, Powers will be on the teaching staff for WCHS.
“I have no idea what’s gone on here before,” Powers said. “I’m thankful the Lord put this opportunity in my way. Things are going to be a little different and all I ask is you have a little patience with me. The first year won’t look like year five. I told coach Walker, we don’t know how long we’re going to be around, but every decision I make I’m looking 10 years down the road. This is an excellent opportunity for us and it could be home for us for a long time.”
“I expect big things. Coach (Brent) Whitlock is great guy and I’ve worked with him before. There’s a big future here. I’ve only heard good things about these guys, good stuff about younger kids as well. Winning, winning, winning … I can’t get out here and promise you that. What I can promise is we’re going to work real hard. We’re going to do the best we can for these kids and for their futures.”
“I love baseball. If you love baseball too, we’ll get along great. Baseball is greatest game that will teach you the most about life and we can use it as a tool to shape these young men’s lives,” said Powers.
Powers job started with upcoming tryouts planned to take place in about a week. Information will be released as soon as the logistics are worked out.