Sunday January 17th, 2021 1:16AM

Former Branch grad takes over Chestatee baseball program

By AccessWDUN Staff

GAINESVILLE — Former Flowery Branch graduate Kevin McConnell was named the new baseball coach at Chestatee High School, according to War Eagle Athletics Director Matt Stowers.

The school made the announcement Friday afternoon.

“Coach McConnell had a stellar baseball career as a Piedmont Lion,” Stowers said. He has been a part of some great north Georgia baseball programs throughout his career. We are excited about his baseball knowledge and his ability to take our program to the next level. However, we are most excited about his desire to reinforce the Chestatee core values of character, courage, and commitment--every day in the classroom and on the field.” 

McConnell is a Hall County native and a 2006 graduate from Flowery Branch High School. After high school graduation, McConnell played baseball at Piedmont College. 

McConnell began his high school coaching career at Rabun County (2013-14) and found his way back to The Branch in 2004. After a two-year stint with the Falcons, he took the same position at North Forsyth where he stayed until he left for Stephens County after the 2018 season.

“Our baseball program has talented players and a strong foundation on which Coach McConnell will continue to build," Principal, Suzanne Jarrard said. "He is equipped to take our program to the next level, and he will do so while upholding the core values of this community.” 

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Former Branch grad takes over Chestatee baseball program
Former Flowery Branch graduate Kevin McConnell was named the new baseball coach at Chestatee High School, according to War Eagle Athletics Director Matt Stowers.
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