Great Crossing High School baseball coach Greg Stratton has added three assistant coaches to his inaugural staff.
One, Austin Jarvis, formerly worked with Stratton in the dugout at Scott County High School. Jarvis will perform the same duties as pitching coach with the Warhawks.
Another SCHS graduate, Derek Jarvis, moves over from the Scott County Middle School staff, while Brian Conner shares Stratton’s background as a Georgetown College alum.
Austin Jarvis worked with Scott County the past two seasons, helping the Cardinals to a total of more than 50 wins.
A native of Georgetown, he was a member of the SC program from 2003 to 2008.
Jarvis was a member of the 42nd All-District Team his senior season. He also was selected to the Kentucky East vs West All-Star Game.
He continued his academic and baseball career, first at Georgetown College, then at the University of Pikeville Jarvis graduated from the latter in 2013.
During three seasons at UPike, Austin served as a team captain and led the pitching staff in appearances his senior season.
After graduation. Jarvis coached youth travel baseball for three seasons before joining his high school alma mater as varsity and junior varsity pitching coach for the 2018 and 2019 campaigns.
Jarvis and his wife, Lauren, are parents of a son, Clay.
“Austin is one of the premier pitching coaches in the state and has the same philosophy as I do in building successful young men in life as well as on the field,” Stratton said.
Derek Jarvis played baseball at SCHS from 2017 to 2011. He also was named all-district as a senior.He joined his brother with the Pikeville program from 2011 to 2013.
Since college, Jarvis has held several coaching positions in travel ball. He most recently served as an assistant at SCMS.
“Derek brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, energy and passion for the game to our staff,.” Stratton said. “His work ethic is tremendous, and he knows how to relate and teach the fundamentals of the game to players of all age groups, which will be a large part of Great Crossing baseball’s mission.”
Conner is from Cincinnati, where he attended and played baseball at Sycamore High School from 2003 to 2007.
He was a member of the All-City team and represented Sycamore in Ohio’s East-West All-Star game during his senior year.
That led to Georgetown, where Conner was a member of the Mid-South Conference championship team his senior year of 2012.
Conner moved to Norfolk, Virginia, after graduation, teaching and coaching until he returned to Georgetown in 2015.
He currently teaches sixth-grade social studies at Georgetown Middle School, which will be part of Great Crossing’s feeder system. Conner was GMS baseball head coach the past four seasons.
Conner and his wife, Brittany, have two children, Lincoln and Charlee.
“Brian has done a great job at GMS in developing his players to understand how to play the game the right way and brings a wealth of knowledge in several areas of the game,” Stratton said. “He knows how to teach the fundamentals of the game and will be a great addition to our staff.”