One of Georgia’s winningest active baseball coaches, Todd Eubanks leaves South Effingham

Donald Heath/For Effingham Now

GUYTON– Although he lived only five hours away, Todd Eubanks didn’t obtain a possibility usually to see his little girl as well as 5-year-old granddaughter.

” We would certainly speak on video clip conversation, yet that’s not the like existing,” Eubanks stated.

So he made a decision a lot more challenging than swing runners house from his third-base mentoring box against a powerful arm in the outfield. After 4 years at South Effingham, Eubanks– among the state’s most effective baseball trains– made a decision to take a task at Timberland High School in Cartersville.

” It was a decision 100% based on family,” Eubanks said. “I wasn’t trying to find (another training task), and also I have actually taken pleasure in the (Effingham) location, the support and also the neighborhood I’ve gotten below, however this is a chance to come back house as well as be a grandfather.”

Eubanks ranked 23rd in victories among active high school baseball instructors in Georgia coming into the 2022 period, according to Georgia Dugout Sneak Peek. With an additional 23 triumphes this spring, he has an occupation document of 486-267.

During his period in Guyton, his groups bought into his small-ball style of play– seeking to make runs with bunts, hit-and-runs and also by placing baserunners in motion– and also assembled a 77-41 document. He took over a team that finished 16-16 in 2018 and also went 17-15 in 2019, 10-3 in COVID-shortened 2020, 27-11 in 2021 and 23-12 this season.

The Mustangs won the period series against rival Effingham Area the last three years.

This spring, the Mustangs– who had been rated amongst the top-10 6A schools in the state– were tied for initial in the Area 2-6A standings entering the last week of the regular season before sliding to fourth.

In the state competition, SEHS ripped off Region 4’s No. 1 seed Westlake prior to losing to eventual state runner-up Allatoona 2 video games to 1 in a best-of-three Dessert 16 series.

The 2021 SEHS team linked a college document with 27 success as well as progressed to the Elite Eight.

” I feel like I’m inheriting a good situation (at Timberland). It reminds me of when I concerned South Effingham,” claimed Eubanks, who likewise will certainly be the college’s head softball trainer.

And also he recognizes the Bartow Region area (about 45 mins north of Atlanta) after mentoring twice at Cass Senior high school (located in nearby White)– the first time as an aide before becoming the baseball coach from 2007-10.

Woodland’s baseball team completed the spring with a 15-18 record, 4th in effective Area 7-5A (Cartersville was the state champ) as well as advanced to the state event.

The softball team was 19-15-2 (3rd in the region) but got hot at the right time as well as won two series as well as progressed to the Last 8 in Columbus.

Eubanks was an assistant softball coach at South Effingham.

” I enjoyed coaching the women. I delighted in training the baseball group and I’ll be enjoying them (from afar),” Eubanks claimed. “I’ll be rooting for them.”

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