Day named head coach of Post 29

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 06:09 AM

American Legion Post 29 has named Myron Day the new head coach of Caldwell County, effective immediately.

"Coaching baseball at any level in Caldwell County is a privilege," Day said. "Getting called to coach Post 29 is an honor that I've dreamed about for a lot of years."

"We are very pleased to have Myron as our head coach," said Post 29 Athletic Director Bill Murray. "He has plenty of experience with coaching Post 29 as an assistant. We are looking forward to a successful season in 2014."

Day has spent the last 13 years working as an assistant coach for the 29ers. He takes over for former head coach Brandon Banks, who spent the last three seasons as the head coach. Prior to Banks, Day was an assistant to Gary Hamby when the team won the state championship in 2000. Day's son Josh also played on that team.

"My son Josh and I would lay on the hammock in the back yard at night after little league games and listen to Post 29 games on the radio," Day said. "We would talk of someday he would play for the 29ers and I would coach. We realized our dream in 2000 with an American Legion state championship, he as a player and I as an assistant coach."

Joining Day on the staff as assistant coaches will be Casey Justice and Brett Parham. David Parsons will also be the statistician, scorekeeper and in charge of internet productions.

"All of these men have proven themselves at this level and I could not do this without them," Day said. "Thanks to Post 29 for this dream come true. It's time for another state championship in Caldwell County. We will do everything possible to make that happen. There is no feeling like it."