New Baseball Coach Hired As UT Commit Plans Senior Season

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Katie Procter, Reporter

This is new baseball coach Chance Evans first year at LHS, although this is his thirteenth year coaching.

The high school hired new baseball and football coach Chance Evans this past summer. Evans and his family moved to Lampasas from West Texas to pursue his thirteenth year of coaching.

“I really like the area, especially the hill country,” Evans said. “Coach Rogers and the other coaches have put together a really good program here.” 

Evans is looking forward to using new techniques with the boys that he has used to turn programs around before.

“I am excited just to get to finish the season,” Evans said. “I know they made some progress and were set to go last year, so I’m excited to make a run this year.”

Coming off of multiple winning seasons, Lampasas Baseball program also boasts University of Texas baseball commit, Ace Whitehead. 

I’m excited about this year. There’s a lot I know we want to accomplish and I’m still just trying to enjoy it while it lasts.”

— UT Baseball Commit Ace Whitehead

“I just want him to have a good season really,” Evans said. “I’m going to coach him just like I would any other kid.”

Whitehead is already fond of Evans and is excited to form a stronger bond with his new baseball and football coach.

“I like Coach Evans a lot,” Whitehead said. “He seems very dedicated and hard working and is fun to be around.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team will most likely have to take some precautions, but they hope they will get to finish out their season.

“I could see us having to play with masks, and social distance in the dugout or something,” Whitehead said.

COVID-19 will not affect Whitehead’s commitment to the University of Texas, and he will play regardless of having a season this year or not.

“I’m excited about this year,” Whitehead said. “There’s a lot I know we want to accomplish and I’m still just trying to enjoy it while it lasts.”

 

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