After having spent the last 12 seasons on staff as an assistant baseball coach, Justin Scali has been announced as the successor to Jim Peeples as head coach at Piedmont College. The move comes Saturday after the announcement made by Peeples that he will serve as the school’s athletics director, after filling both roles for this past academic year.
“It is an honor to be named the head coach of Piedmont College baseball,” Scali said. “I have been so fortunate to have spent the past 12 seasons coaching here as an assistant alongside two great coaches and great men in Coach Peeples and Coach Dombrowsky, and have learned so much from them that I will use going forward. I appreciate the faith shown in me by the administration and am thrilled to accept this opportunity to lead our baseball program into the future.”
Scali is just the fourth head coach in the last 30 years of the program’s history with Peeples having led the program for the last 15 seasons, winning 360 games along the way.
The transition is a unique one as the two coaches not only served on the same coaching staff for more than 500 games together at Piedmont. They also served as a player-coach combo at Methodist University as well prior to Scali’s graduation as a Division III student-athlete.
Scali is married to Katie Scali, who is the girls soccer coach at Flowery Branch High.