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BHS makes several coaching changes

Brantley’s Greg Evans resigned as head baseball coach last Friday. Above, he talks to players between innings at the state championship.  JOURNAL PHOTO | MONA MOORE

Brantley’s Greg Evans resigned as head baseball coach last Friday. Above, he talks to players between innings at the state championship.
JOURNAL PHOTO | MONA MOORE

Dressing for work this week was a challenge for Andre Parks.

After 13 years as a coach and teacher at Luverne, Parks recently shed his Tigers gear for Bulldog green.

Unfortunately, there was no green in the Luverne alum’s wardrobe.

“I had just baskets full of red stuff,” he said. “I had to wear neutrals.”

Parks was one of six Crenshaw County Schools employees to transfer to Brantley following the June 2 meeting. The list included former Luverne softball coach Bridget Free and alternative school director Roland Jones.

Parks was named head boys basketball coach. He will assist in coaching football and baseball.

Jones, a former football coach, will coach girls basketball, replacing retired Andrew Kilcrease.

Greg Evans announced his resignation as head baseball coach last Friday.

Brantley Principal Dodd Hawthorne said he would recommend assistant coach Austin Brooks at the June 15 school board meeting.

Evans and Parks said the hardest part of the transition would be missing the athletes they worked with last season.

“All of these guys are great players as well as great young men,” Evans said. “I am definitely going to miss these guys.”