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Longtime Rickards baseball coach steps down

Posted at 12:39 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 00:43:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - After fourteen seasons as head coach of his alma mater, Rickards head baseball coach Brian Kelley announced on Monday he's stepping down. Kelley told WTXL after a long career, he needed to step away to focus on and better provide for his family.

Kelley led the Raiders to a District Championship in 2018, and last summer, he won a Babe Ruth World Series crown with Tallahassee-Leon.

Kelley said he was unsure who would take over for him, as he turned in his resignation on Monday. He said he hoped they would hire his JV coach, Tyler Henry, who played for Kelley and has headed the JV program for the past three seasons.