Salado baseball coach stepping down - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Salado baseball coach stepping down

SALADO, TX (KXXV) -

After leading the Salado Eagles baseball team to 47 wins, 19 losses, and a pair of deep state tournament runs coach Kreese Cooper is stepping away from the program.

"This has been something I've been working on since March," said Cooper, "I have the opportunity to make some more money with my family's business and spend more time with my family and so that's what I'm going to do."

Cooper spent two seasons as head coach, but said he knew coaching was not a long term vocation for him. He believed there was one reason keeping him with the team.

"I wouldn't have been at it this long if it wasn't for the kids," said Cooper, "I just wanted to go out there any win as many games for them as I could."

The former head Eagle says while working for his family's home building company he plans to watch his brother play in the Dodgers organization.

Cooper will be replaced by current hitting coach Emery Atkisson. Atkisson has been with the team for one season, but is a Harker Heights alum who played short stop for Stephen F Austin before an injury forced him to finish his career catching at UMHB.

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