wc baseb4 300WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (7/24/14) — The Webster County High School baseball program will be under the direction of a new head coach in the 2015 season.

Former Madisonville-North Hopkins High School star player John Ashby has been tabbed to guide the Trojans.

Ashby replaces former head coach Zack Traylor, who resigned from his spot at the top of the Webster County program after accepting a position in Paris, Tenn.

Set to guide Webster County in his first season as a head coach, Ashby graduated from Madisonville-North Hopkins in 2005. His playing career at Madisonville-North Hopkins consisted of five seasons. As a catcher, Ashby helped lead Madisonville-North Hopkins to five straight 7th District championships.

Following high school, Ashby played at Oakland City University in Michigan before transferring to Transylvania University.

He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in Business Administration in 2009.

Ashby's coaching experience includes assistant coach roles with the Madisonville American Legion team and the Madisonville-North Hopkins squad.

Currently employed at General Electric in Madisonville, Ashby will also join former teammate Parker McCalister on the Webster County girls' basketball bench as an assistant coach. McCalister returned to the Lady Trojans' program earlier in the year.

Ashby inherits a Webster County baseball team that compiled a 9-22 record in 2014. The Trojans fell to host Union County in the opening round of the 6th District Baseball Tournament.

The 2015 Webster County baseball schedule has not yet been finalized and released.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Steve LeMaster

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5360

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3682

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2202

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2119

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 2089

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19601

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15810

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 29, 2015 2119

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1968

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1759

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1226

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1008

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 992

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 931

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 685

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 675

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 653

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News