My friends in Rocky Mount, Charles Alston and Bernie Capps, let me know this week that Rocky Mount High School baseball coach Pat Smith is retiring.
Smith led the Gryphons to the 2008 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A championship. This is his seventh year at Rocky Mount.
Probably not a bad time for Smith to leave considering this was Brian Goodwin's senior season. Goodwin was just named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and is likely to be drafted fairly high in Major League Baseball's June draft.