Scott Myers announced his resignation from Flowery Branch High on Wednesday after spending 11 years there with six years as head baseball coach for the Falcons.
“I’ve been with Flowery Branch for 11 years and I feel like I’ve grown up there,” said Myers. “Ultimately, it came down to spending time with my kids. I’m sure I’ll miss the competition like any other coach, but I want to see my kids grow up.”
Myers will be leaving the education field to work with his brother, who owns multiple Verizon stores.
“It’ll just give me more of an opportunity to be a dad,” said Myers. “It was getting hard to go to practice and be focused on practice when I wanted to watch my kids play or a dance concert my daughter was in.”
Myers said he’s excited to make a change and do something different than what he’s been doing for the last 20 years, but it’s bittersweet all the same.
“I’ll miss the kids. That’s what you teach and coach for,” said Myers. “You feel like you’re making a difference in a kid’s life. A lot of kids in the front end don’t see it, but when those kids come back 10 years later and say ‘you changed my life’ or helped me here or there, that’s what you do it for.”
Myers said he’ll miss the competition, being around his players and even the 25-degree January practices.
“I’m not closing the door on teaching or coaching again,” he said.”It was time. Maybe this will recharge my batteries and help me find my love for the game again.”
Myers said he wishes the Falcons all the best going forward and hopes whoever comes in to take over the program will continue to build it.
“There’s talent there. I think you can win, and win right away,” said Myers. “I’m sure they’ll hire a good coach. That group is going to work and I hope they get a coach in there that was as motivated as I was six years ago and go win with those guys.”
Myers said he thinks stepping away will be good for the players to get a coach in who can be 100 percent dedicated to the program.
With that in mind, it was still a hard call for Myers to make.
“I really appreciate all the support from the Branch baseball family over the years,” Myers said. “It was a tough decision, but ultimately my family was the deciding factor.”