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Trojans Dugout Club recognizes Coach Greg Williams for 100th career win at Lamar County

Coach Williams began his 7th season as the Head Baseball Coach for the Lamar County Trojans Baseball Team in February 2009 in Barnesville, Georgia with a record of 88 wins and 65 losses. Coach Williams was named as the Head Baseball Coach for the Trojans in 2003. On Friday, April the 17th, 2009 Coach Williams was honored by The Trojans Dugout Club with a plaque in recognition of his 100th career win at the school. Dr. Bill Truby, the Lamar Co. School System’s Superintendent, was on-hand at the ceremony to present the plaque to Coach Williams on behalf of the school system, and at the pleasure of the Lamar Co. Trojans Dugout Club. That plateau was reached when the Trojan’s Baseball Team defeated the Region 5-AA opponent– Spencer Greenwave Owls — out of Columbus, Ga. by a score of 15-0 in a game at Aldora Field in Barnesville. Originally from Cordele, Coach Williams is a 1994 graduate of Crisp County High School, where he lettered in both football and baseball. While in high school at Crisp County, Coach Williams played for the American Legion Post #2 Baseball Team out of Americus, Georgia. He was coached by Jeff Benton from Americus. Coach Williams graduated from Abraham Baldwin College (ABAC) in 1997. While at ABAC, he started at shortstop and third base for Coach Craig Young, who is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia. Coach Williams continued his baseball career when he signed to play for Coach Bill Haywood and Bryan McClain at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSSU) in Americus, GA. He was a starter in left field on back-to-back GAC Conference Championship Teams at GSSU from 1998-1999. Coach Williams was a graduate assistant for the Hurricanes in 2000. Coach Williams earned his A.A. Degree in Education from ABAC in 1997, his B.S. Degree in Education from GSSU in 2000, and completed his Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership in 2005 from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. His 2006, senior-led, team raised the bar for Lamar Co. Baseball, and set a new standard of excellence for future Diamond Trojans. This group of seniors broke their own personal– and school– records for wins in a single season by finishing at 21-5. And, they left the legacy of being the first team to ever host a State Playoff Game in Lamar County, while also being remembered, as the first team to christen Aldora Field at the new Trojans Athletic Complex. During this five year span, the baseball team has advanced to the state playoffs three times ( ’03, ’05, & ’06 ). The 2009 Team is — also — positioning itself to make a return trip to the state playoffs at the end of the season, with several more region games left on the schedule to play. During his tenure at Lamar County, Coach Williams has sent 4 players to the college ranks. Travis McCall ’03 (West Georgia), Mike Oberg ’04 (Emmanuel College), Dayton Lupton ’06 (North Greenville University), & Kyle Brown ’06 (Emmanuel College). Coach Williams is married to the former Ashley Driggers of Tifton, Georgia. Ms. Williams is currently on maternity leave, but is a teacher at the Lamar County Elementary School. Coach & Mrs. Williams recently announced the birth of a Daughter — Riley Ashton Williams — on March, 16, 2009 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin, Ga. Coach and Ms. Williams reside at 313 Moye St. in Barnesville, Ga. In reference to the Lamar Co. Baseball Program, Coach Williams says, ”Let’s not be satisfied with where we have been, but excited about where we are going…”

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