Kyle Counts announced his resignation from his position as head baseball coach of Chestatee High on Wednesday.
Counts will move into an assistant coaching position at North Forsyth High in order to be closer to home with his family, which includes two young children.
“North Forsyth is very attractive to me,” said Counts. “It gives me a chance to step back from head coaching and not have to deal with the day-to-day that head coaches have to deal with. It gives me a little more freedom to spend time with my family.”
Counts taught at North Forsyth before moving to Chestatee in the 2008-09 school year. While he’s been with Chestatee for eight years, he’s been the head coach of the War Eagles for four seasons.
“When I took the program over, we didn’t have any seniors and won four games,” said Counts. “Last year, we improved to 10 wins and this year was 11. We’ve increased wins each year and I hope they continue to do that. The talent is there for them to continue to be successful.”
Counts addressed the players he’s been able to coach in his letter of resignation.
“... I would like to thank all of the players that I have had the opportunity to coach over the past eight years,” said Counts in the letter. “I wish each of you continued success in your future, whether baseball is a part of that future or not. I have appreciated coaching each and every one of you, and it is my hope that you have learned as much from me as I have from you.”
Counts said he did not yet know who would be taking over the baseball team.