Howard resigns Cartersville High School baseball position
Bobby Howard, who was recently hired as the head baseball coach at Cartersville High School, has resigned the position.
The information was distributed in a press release from the Cartersville School System.
“Cartersville City School System Baseball Coach Bobby Howard tendered his resignation on Wednesday, July 27," the press release said. "Howard cited misinformation he received on his Georgia retirement and its implications as his reason for resigning."
Assistant coach Kyle Tucker was named the interim head coach.
Cartersville High School Athletic Director Darrell Demastus said, “We were very excited about the experience and ability Coach Howard would bring to our team, but we understand it was necessary for him and his family to make this very difficult decision.”
Kyle Tucker, a graduate of Cartersville City Schools and Clemson University, will serve as the interim coach for the 2017-18 school year. For the past 10 years, Tucker has worked as an assistant baseball and football coach at Cartersville High School. He helped lead the baseball team to its three GHSA AAA state championships, eight region championships and six state semifinal appearances.
Cartersville High School Principal Marc Feuerbach said, “It has been a pleasure working with Coach Howard over this past month and we wish him the best. It is regrettable that he is unable to remain with Cartersville City Schools. However, I believe wholeheartedly in Mr. Tucker’s ability to lead our team, not only to success on the field, but also to instill in them the character and qualities necessary to grow into exemplary young men.”
The announcement of Howard’s hiring came in a press conference June 22. He was selected after former head coach Stuart Chester left at the end of the 2017 season to take the head coaching position at Buford High School
Howard won 12 state titles in 30 years at Columbus High School and arrived at Cartersville High School after a stint as head coach at Phenix City Central High School in Alabama.
PHOTO RIGHT: Kyle Tucker