St. Mary Welcomes New Baseball Coaches
St. Mary is proud to announce that Joey Wilson has accepted the position of head baseball coach for the 2017 season. Wilson brings years of knowledge and coaching experience with him having served as head coach at Graves County High School from 1991-2003, and continuing since then as an assistant coach. "I'm excited to join the St. Mary community and have the opportunity to carry on the rich tradition of baseball for which St. Mary is so well-known. We will take advantage of every asset we have, and have a good time doing it," said Wilson.
Sonny "Hoot" Gibson will join Coach Wilson as assistant coach. Gibson has coached baseball for 33 years in various capacities including travel ball and high school. He has coached many kids from all over Western KY and Southern IL including his son, Trip, who is now a MLB umpire. In his many years of coaching, Gibson has had the opportunity to coach a few St. Mary alumni in their travel ball experiences.
The baseball team was very happy to meet and introduce themselves to their new coaches. Senior John MacCauley shared, "I like the enthusiasm and motivation they shared with us today. I'm really looking forward to a great season."
St. Mary Athletic Director, Brad Ehlers, introduced Coach Wilson and Coach Gibson to our baseball team on Thursday afternoon. "I am extremely pleased to have Joey Wilson come on board as our head coach and Sonny Gibson as his assistant. They have decades of coaching experience and bring years of knowledge and experience to our program which will greatly benefit our young men. It is an exciting time for our baseball program and I'm looking forward to seeing the impact these two men will make," said Mr. Ehlers.