By Chelsa Messinger
Russell County High School has hired former Glenwood Assistant Josh Hendricks as their new Head Baseball Coach.
"To be 30 years old and being a head coach at a great school like Russell County with a great baseball tradition," said Hendricks, "It's just a blessing."
Hendricks comes to Russell County after serving six years as an assistant at schools all over the state of Alabama, claiming three AISA State Titles while at Edgewood Academy. He's also is a former college baseball player and graduated from Auburn University-Montgomery.
Hendricks will be replacing Tony Rasmus, who left for a head coaching job at Florence (AL).
"It's a big job, and it's big shoes to fill," said Hendricks.
In 13 years at Russell County, Rasmus compiled 13 Area Titles, 401 wins, and a State Title.
"I'm going to keep the tradition that Tony set here. That's one of my main goals," said Hendricks.
Today Rasmus was at the field helping Hendricks on his first day of the job.
"He's helped me a lot through this process, and I really appreciate all the advice and all that he's done for me," said Hendricks.
Despite the history of success at Russell County, the Warriors will be in full-scale rebuilding mode next year. They lose key seniors Anfernee Grier (Auburn signee), Hunter Webb (Alabama), Jesse Nelson (Troy), Todd Dial (Pensacola JC), and Trevor Davis (Gulf Coast JC).
"I'm not really worried about working hard," said Hendricks. "We're going to put the work in to get this place back where it needs to be."
Hendricks said he also expects to teach P.E. at Russell County.
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