HTV CLASSIC/2019 Willard Tiger baseball players lost a coach who pushed them, believed in them, and taught them many lessons in life. Coach “Atch” died tragically last November, and a this talented team would love to win state in his memory. Sarah Hale, Gabby Deckard, and Madison Edmondson have the story.
Back Story: A tragic hunting accident ended the life of a popular Willard High School coach and mentor.
The Focus Statement: “Players remember Coach Atch as they strive for the title”
Trivia: The story was first pitched in the late fall, not long after the accident, but eventually the decision was reached to produce the piece during baseball season in the spring.