A familiar face is returning to guide the Anderson County High School baseball program.
On Friday, Cory Stooksbury was named head coach of the Mavericks, replacing Ben Downs, who resigned last month.
“It’s my dream job. I decided pretty early in high school I wanted to teach and coach. I always said then on, I’d like to come back to Anderson County to teach and coach,” said Stooksbury, a native of Lake City and a 2007 ACHS graduate.
From Anderson County, Stooksbury went first to Cleveland State and finished his undergraduate studies at Tennessee-Martin. Stooksbury was a middle infielder for his college teams just as he was with the Mavericks during his high school career.
The Hollingsworth Sportsplex at Clinton High School is on target to be ready in early September.
Progress continues on the facility, which will benefit all of CHS athletics as well as help with academics.
In addition to a two-story weight room, the building will also house a football locker room (with 70 lockers), a large storage facility for track and field, a large film room, a laundry room with tank-less water heater and industrial washer and dryers, rest rooms, a training room, and a lined turf field, 30 x 35 yards, complete with an end zone.
CHS Athletic Director Brad Collette pointed out the turf field will be used by football, baseball, softball, soccer, band, and physical education classes.
“It’s going to be tremendous for the school and for the community,” he said.