BERKELEY SPRINGS - Trey Barcus, Berkeley Springs High School's new varsity baseball coach, plans on 'energizing' the Indians program.Barcus' hiring was confirmed Tuesday night by Superintendent David Temple and approved by the Morgan County Board of Education.
, who said his
strategy involves small ball and team cohesion, repeatedly used the word energy when discussing his
...Last year, Barcus was the coach of Paw Paw's varsity boys basketball team while teaching second grade.
Paw Paw is a kindergarten through 12th grade school.Curtis feels that Barcus' experience as a varsity coach qualifies him for the new position.Barcus
, who resides in Berkeley Springs
, is not concerned about his
transition from basketball to baseball.
'I don't see there is a transition myself because I grew up baseball first, basketball second,' Barcus said. 'Baseball is what I'm meant to do.
'My main goal is to win - you have to learn to walk before you run.'
has big plans for the Indians, he
feels that winning games isn't the only measure of success.
'If these kids are improving, well that's success, but you have to win to keep people energized,' Barcus said. 'We're reenergizing - gotta get the kids back out, gotta get the community involved again.'Barcus taught fifth grade at Widmeyer Intermediate school from 2002-2004 while
coaching the seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball team during the 2003-2004 season.He will teach fifth grade at Warm Springs Elementary while coaching baseball in the upcoming school year.