Legendary Coach Gene Etter
Legendary Baylor baseball coach Gene Etter announced his retirement before the beginning of the 2015 season. Etter spent 41 of his 47 years at Baylor as the head baseball coach, racking up over 850 wins and two state championships –2003 and 2006. Well over 100 Etter-coached players have gone on to play college baseball, and several have landed in the professional ranks.
Coach Etter is a member of the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame, the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, and was once named the National High School Coach of the Year.“I don’t see this as something that is sad,” Etter said in brief remarks to his players when he announced his retirement in March.
Etter’s last team, finished a strong 21-7, falling just one round short of advancing to the state final four.