Hagerstown names a familiar face as the new baseball coach
The Hagerstown Tigers baseball program has had great success over the years and now Jay Hale will get a shot at continuing that winning tradition. Hale knows about winning as a player and assistant coach at Hagerstown after helping the Tigers to the 2006 Regional Championship under then Head Coach Lloyd Michael. Hagerstown went 26-2 this past season and won the TEC Championship under Brad Catey. The Tigers lost in the regional semi-final to Indianapolis Scecina 4-0.
After high school Coach Hale went on to play collegiate baseball at Vincennes University and then at Northern Kentucky University. In 2012, Jay transitioned from player to coach, taking an assistant junior high coaching position in Washington, Indiana.
Since then, he has continued to follow his passion for coaching. In 2014, he moved his family to Hagerstown and shortly thereafter began a three‐year stint as a volunteer coach for the Hagerstown Tigers where he was part of two sectional titles.
In 2017, Jay co‐founded Hagerstown Kids, a nonprofit baseball club focused on providing quality training and travel baseball experiences to the youth of the community. In addition to operating the baseball club, Jay also volunteered in 2018 as Vice President for the Hagerstown Little League program.
Jay now uses all of this experience and knowledge in his role as the head coach of the Hagerstown Tigers varsity baseball team.