June 10, 2014
EASLEY — Josh Warner has been named the new head baseball coach at Easley High School.
Warner is coming to the Green Wave Nation after serving one year as Head Coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
While at the helm of GPHS, Warner led the program to their first winning season in almost a decade.
Prior to taking over the helm in Gatlinburg, Warner was the head baseball coach at Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, Tenn., from 2010-2013.
At JCHS, Warner took over a below average program and made an immediate impact in 2011 by finishing 31-5, winning the District 2-AAA Championship, leading his squad to their first ever Sub-State Championship appearance, while also setting the school record for wins in a season.
He followed that up in 2012 by recording a 30-9 record, winning another District 2-AAA Championship, once again competing in the Sub-State Championship, while also being recognized 33rd in the nation by ESPN National High School Rankings.
Overall, Warner has a 94-32 career record (.712 winning percentage). Warner served as assistant coach for seven years under legendary Tennessee High School Baseball Coach Mike Ritz at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn.
Warner will be teaching Physical Education at Easley High School beginning in the fall.
Warner will be taking over a program that is a perennial play-off contender in Region 1-AAAA baseball in South Carolina. The retiring Coach Roger Finley is the second winningest coach in S.C. High School Baseball and leaves the Green Wave Program with a stable of young talent.