When Jon Brewer meets with his new Chestatee High baseball program Wednesday, his first priority is to lay out his vision for not just the players but also the parents. Next, there’s the expectations Brewer, the new coach for the War Eagles, wants to put in place.
“I want everyone to be on the same page,” said Brewer.
On Tuesday, Brewer was officially named head of the program. The new War Eagles coach comes to Hall County after coaching Rockdale County to a 32-26 record the past two seasons, and the Region 2-AAAAAA title in 2016. Both seasons Brewer coached at Rockdale County, it made the playoffs.
“Coach Brewer is a great fit here at Chestatee,” War Eagles athletics director Ben Corley said. “He has had successful experience as a head coach and an assistant.
“His energy and his confidence will propel Chestatee baseball forward in a positive direction.”
Brewer said he became interested in the position through discussions with Corley about what to expect if he came to Chestatee. In 2016, the War Eagles continued to see improvement under former coach Kyle Counts, who left to return to his former school North Forsyth as an assistant.
Growing up in Northeast Georgia, Brewer was already aware that the baseball talent is exceptional in Hall County.
“I love this area,” said Brewer, who graduated from Elbert County High in 2001. “Having competed against some of the Hall County schools in the past, I know this area is rich in baseball talent.”
Before coaching at Rockdale County, Brewer spent the 2013 season as an assistant coach at Eagles Landing Christian Academy, when it made the state semifinals. His first coaching position was as an assistant coach at Elbert County where it made the postseason during 5 of his 7 seasons from 2006-2012.
Starting in the fall, Chestatee will compete in Region 7-AAAA along with West Hall, White County, Marist and Blessed Trinity.