We have tried to reach Smith HS athletic director Gary Musell to verify the news we have been hearing, but the phone constantly rings busy in the AD’s office at the Golden Eagles campus.
The word we have heard is that JB Baynes will be named the new baseball coach at Smith HS. Baynes has been the assistant for the past several years to Larry Farrer at Dudley.
The word is that Baynes will be taking over at Smith and practice will start for all the schools in the middle of this month.
Sources tell us that former Smith coach Derek Johnson is saying that the hiring of Baynes would be a powerful move for the Smith Golden Eagles baseball porgram.
In another big move in local high school baseball, former Grimsley coach Alan Ashkinazy will join Larry Farrer and help with the Dudley Panther baseball program this season. Ashkinazy will serve as an assistant to Farrer.
Baynes from Dudley to Smith and Ashkinazy from Grimsley to Dudley and hopefully you heard it here first……