A 4-19 (2-9 Region 2-AAAAAA) season marked the end of former Alcovy head baseball coach Ryan Denison’s tenure as the leader of the Tigers. Ashley Senn will take over as the new head coach.
Senn, who comes over to Alcovy after spending two years as an assistant coach at Eastside, has a tremendous amount of respect for the Tigers’ baseball program, which he hopes to restore to prosperity while he’s there.
“They were a winning program for a few years and they had a few down years. I’m trying to get in there and get things turned back around back to a winning program,” Senn said.
Senn played college baseball and pitched at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. He feels he’ll be a relatable coach because of his experience in high school and college.
“There’s another level of knowledge once you get to the college game,” Senn said. “You’re around different people, who have more experience in the game, but it’s also a mindset. In high school ball you can kind of get away with just being good. The higher up you go, you gotta know how to work and how to prepare and I think I bring that to the game too.”
In Senn’s first season as an assistant with the Eagles, he was a pitching coach before heading up the JV squad this past season. The team went 9-3 under Senn, with two losses coming to Alcovy.
“Two of our losses were to Alcovy so that caught my eye when [the job] opened up,” Senn said. “I saw they had a lot of good young talent and that definitely makes it easier to turn a program around.”
As a late summer hire, Senn wasn’t afforded the chance to get with his team and do summer workouts or organize a summer league, but he says he’s itching to get in and get started.
“I don’t know why this program took the turn that it did and there’s always some reason, not working or not buying in. So my message is that they just better be ready to work and buy in and they’re gone see results,” Senn said. “I’m excited to get in there and get going.”
With players such as Marc Beddington and Hunter Phillips returning, not to mention a promising group of junior varsity players, Senn will have some talent to work with when he finally gets to take the field with his team whenever that may be.