UNION COUNTY — The new Head Baseball Coach at Union County High School brings with him more than a decade of experience coaching winning teams including 10 years coaching university baseball teams.
In a Wednesday morning press conference at the CATE Center, Union County High School Athletic Director Bradley Adams introduced Jesse Dyar as the new Head Coach of the UCHS Yellow Jackets Baseball Team.
Dyar is a native of McDonough, Ga., and a graduate of Point University in West Point, Ga. Not only did Dyar attend and graduate from Point University, he also spent 10 years there coaching its baseball team, serving as assistant coach the first year and then head coach for nine years.
Since leaving Point University, Dyar spent two years coaching baseball at Dorman High School and will now bring his experience and insights as an experienced coach at both the university and high school levels to UCHS. Dyar said that while he enjoyed his years coaching at Point University, he prefers coaching at the high school level as it will enable him to have a greater impact on his players while also allowing him to spend more time with his family.
“I feel like you make a bigger impact on this age group, 13-18, because they (the players) are becoming who they will be,” Dyar said. “College is a totally different dynamic because at the college level you do a lot of recruiting, you’re on the road a lot, recruiting and traveling to games. At the high school level you can spend more time with the players and more time at home with your family rather than being on the road so much of the time. You’re home every night.”
Dyar and his wife, Stephanie, have three daughters. The girls’ names are Emmy, 7, Ensley, 5, and Evie, 5 weeks.
Just prior to Wednesday’s press conference, Dyar met for the first time with the student-athletes be will be coaching during the 2017-2018 baseball season. While he has not really had a chance to see them play, Dyar said he plans to get to know the players and their abilities on the diamond this summer by watching Legion baseball games and conducting workouts with the players. He said that as coach his emphasis will be on not only building the abilities and skills of the players but also the culture in which they will practice, learn, play, and win.
“Everybody wants to win, but how you get there is everything,” Dyar said. “It’s a lifestyle, if you are doing what you are supposed to do you will reap the reward.”
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.