Stuart Dill, who was an assistant baseball coach at Spencer County the last two years, has been named the new baseball coach for Henry County.
Dill played baseball for the Bears in high school for seven years, starting off with the team as a sixth grader. He started his college career at Volunteer State and finished with two seasons as a pitcher for Indiana University Southeast.
During his two years as assistant coach, the Bears finished with a combined 40-24 record and were regional and district runners-up to Collins this past season. In the previous four seasons, the Bears were a combined 44-67.
Dill is excited about the opportunity to be head coach at Henry County.
“We are actually going to start working next week,” he said. “In the winter we are going to get in the weight room. I’m looking forward to getting started. I’m putting the schedule together as we speak.”
“We have a young group so we are going to work on getting stronger and more fundamentally sound as far as playing the game. It’s nice having a youthful team and knowing that I will be with them for two, three or even four years.”
“I’m looking forward to working with the older guys and hopefully; they will provide leadership for the younger guys. They have been through the fires of a season and a district tournament and can show them the way.”
When asked what style his teams would play Dill said, “I was a pitcher. I’m a pitching and defense guy. Offensively, we will adjust to what we have. I like to be aggressive on the base paths but a lot of that has to do with what you have.
But the bottom line is you have to be good on the mound and play solid defense.”