My good friend Charles Alston tells me today that Rocky Mount High School has hired a new baseball coach to replace Pat Smith, who is retiring.
The Gryphons new skipper will be Kent Cox, who was Smith's assistant coach in 2008 when Rocky Mount won the state 3-A championship. Cox has been the Rocky Mount junior varsity baseball coach for 10 years and has been an assistant J.V. football coach there for seven years.
A native of Tarboro (his father Ken was the athletic director at Tarboro High), Cox was the coach of the 2004 Nash County 14-U team that finished third in the Babe Ruth World Series in Fleming Stadium that year.