Clayton names new baseball coach

Posted May 10

Brandon Lusk, Clayton Baseball Coach

— Clayton High School has named its next head baseball coach.

According to principal Bennett Jones, Brandon Lusk will serve as the head baseball coach of the Comets, replacing Stacey Houser who is retiring after coaching for the last 14 seasons.

Lusk is currently a teacher and assistant baseball coach at Clayton and has spent a total of five years at the school over two different periods of time. Lusk has also served as an assistant baseball coach at South Johnston High School and Southeast Raleigh High School.

“I have known Coach Lusk a long time and have seen first-hand how well he communicates with student-athletes and parents," said Jones.

"Coach Lusk has a tremendous passion for teaching and coaching which benefits our school and our students. Furthermore, he has a wealth of baseball knowledge and his commitment to working with our students on and off the field to be the best they can be left no doubt as to who should lead our baseball program in the future."

Outside of coaching high school baseball, Lusk was an assistant coach for the Clayton Post 71 American Legion team for seven seasons.

Over the course of his coaching career, Lusk has coached five pitchers who have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.

"The Clayton community displays a tremendous amount of support for athletics and baseball, in particular, which makes this job so special," said Lusk. "There are not many high school programs that can say they have had only two head coaches over the last 44 seasons like CHS can."

Baseball is not the only sport Lusk has coached. He has also coached softball and football.


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