WARREN – Some additions were named to the coaching ranks in Warrior country last week.
Warren ISD will welcome a new head baseball coach, along with a full-time trainer and conditioning coach.
Scott Kay, from Silsbee, was named to be the new head baseball coach for the Warriors.
In a statement from Warren ISD, the district is excited for Kay to join the ranks, as he “brings passion, energy, and knowledge to the table. He has a strong heart for kids and values the role athletics plays in the development of our young students.”
Kay, who graduated from Lamar University in 2018, joins the Warrior baseball program after serving as a head coach for both boys and girls sports at Beaumont’s Odom Academy.
In addition to Kay’s appointment, the Warriors’ athletics program also welcomed aboard, for the first time, a full-time athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach, who will work with the Warriors and Lady Warrior teams starting in the fall.
“It’s my pleasure to announce for the first time in Warren ISD’s history a full-time athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach,” Warren ISD Athletic Director Austin Smithey said.
Chase Burkhalter will join the Tribe’s faculty and staff as athletic trainer and Stratton Williams will serve as strength and conditioning coordinator for Warren ISD.
Burkhalter previously taught and coached at Newton ISD, and Williams, prior starting at Warren ISD last fall as the Warriors’ offensive coordinator, taught and coached at Rockport-Fulton High School.
In other Warrior baseball news, two team members were named to the District 22-3A All-District honors last week.
Parker Brocato was named first-team pitcher and Mason Scarborough was named second team second baseman.