Another coaching search has begun at Warren County High School.
Trice Powers turned in his resignation early Tuesday, ending a two-year stint as head coach of the Pioneer baseball team. Powers was 37-34 in two years with Warren County, including two trips to the region tournament.
Warren County High School athletic director Todd Willmore accepted the resignation and the job was officially posted on the school system’s website shortly after noon.
“We wish Trice and his family the best in their new endeavor and appreciate his service to our school and baseball program,” said Willmore.
Attempts to contact Powers were unreturned by press time.
The decision comes just a day before the latest WCHS roster was to be selected. Tryouts for the baseball team were scheduled to be held Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 1. Willmore announced those would be postponed as the search for a coach takes top priority.
Powers took over in during the 2017-18 school season after Adam Childs was fired. The decision to part with Childs was a controversial one with some Pioneer fans, considering Childs’ success – over 100 wins, multiple 20-win seasons and a district championship.
Powers, a Murfreesboro native, was highly regarded at the time of his hiring by principal Jimmy Walker. Walker retired in from his position earlier this year. Before coming to Warren County, Powers held jobs at Shelbyville and Stewart’s Creek.
The baseball search will be the latest for Willmore, who has been busy in 2019. The 2019-20 school year will see five new coaches compared to the start of school last year. WCHS has had to replaces coaches in football, volleyball, girls basketball and track before this latest opening.