Creston native Trevor Luther is the new Lenox baseball coach.
Lenox coach Tyler Peterson confirmed with the News Advertiser the coaching changes, but did not wish to issue further comment.
The News Advertiser reached out to the athletics office at Lenox, which also did not issue a comment, but did confirm the coaching change.
Peterson led the Tigers to a 20-6 season last year in his first season as Lenox head coach after taking over from Jesse Cox.
Luther joined Peterson’s staff for this baseball season as an assistant coach after a stint last year as assistant at Orient-Macksburg. He has college baseball experience under his belt, having played in nine games at Simpson College in 2016. Luther was previously at Midland University and SWCC as a player before Simspon. Luther was an all-state selection in baseball as a senior in 2014.
“This is a new challenge for me and I am looking forward to the opportunity,” Luther told the News Advertiser. “Fortunately I am blessed to have such a great assistant coach like coach (Brian Wood) working with me who has great baseball knowledge and experience around the game. For that I am thankful. At the end of the day, it is my job to prepare these kids and help them grow not only as baseball players, but also young men. Moving forward, I am going to do my best to lead these players to success on and off the field.”
Luther becomes one of the area’s youngest varsity head coaches regardless of sport at 22.