Liberty County High School’s baseball team has gone to the football program’s past in an attempt to improve its future.
Former LCHS assistant football coach Tony Glazer has been tapped to take over as the school’s new baseball coach. He is charged with reversing the fortunes of a program that has a 4-32 combined record in the past two seasons.
Glazer, the brother of Panther offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer, coached football at Liberty two years ago.
Last year, he coached baseball and football at Long County High School.
Glazer worked with potential players Tuesday, doing some light conditioning and checking out the field.
“It feels good to be back at Liberty,” he said. “I coached here before, and we have a great group of kids, and I am thankful that I got the opportunity to interview for the position and that Dr. (Paula) Scott and (Warnella) Wilder decided to choose me for the job.”
Glazer said he knows he will have to rebuild the team, but he is determined to make sure every player learns what is expected from them and that the ability to play the game comes naturally. He is stressing fundamentals and small ball.
Glazer said he will evaluate all the positions, including the younger ranks.
“We will start with our junior-varsity squad and try and win every game with them and take a look at our freshmen … if I have a freshman that knows the game and plays well, they will play for varsity … it may be a tough challenge, but we plan to do things right,” he said.