Grundy County High School head baseball coach Chase Jones resigned his position last week. In a heartfelt social media post on the team’s Facebook page, Jones stated:
“It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning my position as teacher and baseball coach at Grundy County High School. To all the young men that I have been absolutely honored to coach over the years, I cannot begin to express how blessed I have been for you to have been a part of my life. I love each and every one of you.
“This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have made in my life, and ultimately for my health and wellbeing, I have no other choice than to leave Grundy.
“I would like to thank the administration and teachers at the high school. You guys are some of the best people and professionals I have ever been associated with. I would also like to thank the community of Grundy for being such great supporters of our baseball program over my tenure.
“Hopefully elected members of our school board will decide to put personal differences aside and do what is best for Grundy and put our students first. I will be forever grateful for the experiences I have had in Grundy and will always consider myself as a Grundy countian.”
Jones took over as head coach at GCHS in the fall of 2012. This past season, he led his team to the first round of the state tournament. He has accepted a coaching position at Sequatchie County High School for the upcoming school year.