ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Darton College has moved to quickly to name a new head baseball coach.
Former Andrew College head coach Scot Hemmings is returning to junior college baseball to coach the Cavaliers next year.
Hemmings was the head coach at Andrew from 2004-08 where he led the Tigers to a school record for wins and consecutive third place finishes in the GJCAA.
The Columbus High graduate returned home to become the head baseball coach at Central High School in Phenix, City, Al.
Hemmings succeeds Glenn Eames who is stepping down after 16 years.
Eames will remain at Darton to oversee school facilities.
He founded the Darton program and built their on-campus field in 1998 and fieldhouse that opened this year.
The Darton facilities are one thing that attracted Hemmings back to college baseball.
Scot Hemmings said. "The president there has done an unbelievable job of growing their enrollment. The facilities are top notch. When me and my wife went back down there Wednesday to talk with athletic director Mike Kiefer we looked at each other and said this is an awesome place."
Darton assistant Greg Gay was planned to be the next head baseball coach at Darton.
Darton made the decision to open up a nationwide search this spring.
Gay is expected to return to his former job at Pierce County High as head baseball coach.
Hemmings says Darton assistant Justin Huff will be on his staff next year.
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