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Trojan baseball coach resigns

By Ken K. Green Lamar County High School baseball coach Greg Williams has resigned his post to become top assistant baseball coach and head middle school football coach at Tift County. In ten seasons at Lamar his Diamond Trojans accumulated a record of 155-102 and made seven state playoff appearances. His best season was 2006 when Lamar went 21-7, finished second in the region and hosted a state playoff series at then fledgling Aldora Field. Williams was instrumental in the construction of the new ballpark which has twice been named Class AA high school baseball field of the year. Along with coaching baseball, Williams also taught middle school physical education and was assistan middle school football coach. Williams said it was hard to leave a program he loved and put so much time into but a chance to coach closer to home at a big school like Tift was too much to pass up. He is from Cordele and his wife from Tifton. The Blue Devils, who will play in Class AAAAAA next year, finished 15-17 this past spring but made it to the Sweet 16 round of the state tournament before falling to eventual state champion Parkview. Although no official search for a new head coach has been announced, Williams said he has recommended that first year assistant and former Diamond Trojan player Mike Oberg be named as his successor.

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