PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – Chattahoochee Valley Community College's baseball coach has stepped down.
Adam Thomas, who has been the coach for 20 years, is stepping down to focus on his health. Thomas has served in a double capacity as head baseball coach and athletic director since 2004. He will continue in his role as athletic director and will serve as a faculty member.
"They still have to put up with me," he said with a laugh. "I am calling it medically retiring. It's important that I take care of myself."
Thomas has decided to put his health first after doctors found an issue with his lungs earlier this year. Having developed an undeniably stellar program and legacy, it has been difficult for Thomas to make the decision to leave his role as head coach
"The Lord blessed my career, brought me countless outstanding student-athletes, and surrounded me with incredible coaches and administrators," he said. "It's very difficult for me to believe that I have been fortunate enough to coach at my 'home' for 20 years. I clearly understand that God has a new and different path for me going forward, and I look to honor Him in my work and whatever path He decides to take me."
Former Assistant CVCC Baseball Coach Hunter Vick has officially been appointed as the new head coach.
"I have some big shoes to fill," said Vick. "Coach Thomas is more than just a coach to all of us, especially to the players. We are excited to build on the success of this program as we take it to new heights."