Jul 31, 2012
Austin James, was promoted to head coach of the Millbrook varsity baseball program Tuesday.
James, who was the JV coach, has been coaching at Millbrook for five years.
"I am excited to get to work with our guys to continue the solid Millbrook Baseball tradition," James said. "I love this school and this community, so this is a wonderful opportunity for me. We will continue to develop solid baseball student-athletes that play the game the right way."
James also teaches math and in 2008, he received the prestigious Diane Kent-Parker WCPSS Teacher of the year award. He graduated from NC State for his undergraduate and Wake Forest University for graduate school.
Millbrook received over 20 resume’s for the position but chose to hire from within. The Millbrook baseball team made it to the fourth round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs last season.
“We are excited to give Austin James this opportunity," said Athletic Director, Scott McInnes. "He is an outstanding teacher in the classroom and he will be an outstanding teacher on the baseball field. He will continue to teach the student-athletes about the game of baseball and more importantly includes lifelong lessons about how to win as a person of excellence. Austin’s student-athletes love to be on his team because he cares about each of them and wants to make each of them better.”
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