Central Names Kehoe Head Baseball Coach


Central has named AJ Kehoe as new varsity head baseball coach.

The announcement comes just over a week after former head coach Bobby Howard resigned following back-to-back playoff appearances.

Kehoe served as an assistant on Howard’s staff over that two-year span.  He also brings over 20 years of previous head coaching experience to the table with a career record of 447-197.

Central released the following statement:

The Central High School administration and Phenix City Board of Education is proud to announce Coach AJ Kehoe as the new varsity head baseball coach.  Coach Kehoe has served as the assistant head coach for the last two years helping Central attain back-to-back play-off appearances for the first time in over ten years, along with winning an area championship.  Coach Kehoe has twenty years of head coaching experience, a career record of 447-197, eight regional championships and taken a team to the AHSAA state finals.  Coach Kehoe was named by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as coach of the year, been the head coach of numerous state All-Star teams, and placed over twenty-five players in college baseball programs during his last six years as a head coach.  

After reviewing dozens of applicants from across the southeast from high school and college coaches, and interviewing several tremendous candidates, the administration immediately recognized the best candidate was already on staff.  We appreciate all of the applicants and interest shown in the position.  Central High School baseball is going to continue to build on the existing momentum and look forward to Coach Kehoe taking Red Devil baseball to the next level.

The Red Devils season came to an end in April after falling to Theodore in the AHSAA 7A state playoffs.


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