Sequoyah has hired former Georgia College coach Jason Eller to lead the Chiefs' baseball program.
Eller, who is from Cobb County, won 113 games at Georgia College during his four seasons as head coach. He was the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year. His teams won back-to-back PBC tournament championships in 2017 and 2018, and the 2018 team won the PBC regular season title with a program-record 26 conference wins. Eller also guided the program to two appearances in the NCAA Southeast Regional.
Last season Georgia College was 13-2 before the remainder of the spring schedule was cancelled by the coronavirus.
Eller replaces former coach Lane Whitley, who led the program the last three seasons.
“What an honor it is to be the new head coach at Sequoyah High School," Eller said in a release. "We have always had the dream of being a part of one of the teams playing in the state championship, in front of students, alumni, and community members, and today begins the process of that dream. My family and I are super excited to be a part of the Sequoyah Chiefs' family and members of the Cherokee County community."
Eller is a Kennesaw native and a 1991 Sprayberry High School graduate. He resigned his position with Georgia College in May, telling WMGT-TV he wanted to bring his family back to the Kennesaw area to better take care of loved ones.
In addition to Georgia College, Eller spent 11 seasons as an assistant for the University of Georgia and three seasons as head coach at Augusta University.
The Cherokee County school board approved the hiring of Eller, who will also serve as a physical education teacher at the high school.
"He brings 20-plus years of collegiate experience to our program and community, and we are very excited with this hiring," Sequoyah principal Robert Van Alstyne said in a release.
The 2021 season begins Feb. 19 against Kennesaw Mountain.