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Webb baseball skipper Wormsley to be inducted into ETBCA Hall of Fame


Clark Wormsley, longtime Webb School of Knoxville varsity head baseball coach, will be inducted into the East Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at Smokies Park in Kodak prior to the Tennessee Smokies versus Mobile BayBears Southern League game.

Wormsley has headed up the varsity program for more than 21 years, compiling a 348-197 record.

A six-time District Coach of the Year honoree, Wormsley has coached seven district champions, five regional titlist and led the Spartans to five state tourney appearances, including Division II state runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2005.

In 2005, the American Baseball Coaches Association named Wormsley southeast Regional Coach of the Year. He is a four-time TSSAA Region Coach of the Year who has sent 24 players on to the college level — three have played professionally.

Twenty-two players have earned All-State recognition under Wormsley’s tutelage, and five have been named Louisville Slugger All-Americans.

The son of Ralph and Pat Wormsley of Lake City, Clark was a baseball standout at Lake City High School for coach Murrell Albright, who is also in the ETBCA Hall of Fame.

In college, Clark was a two-time All-Conference player at Lincoln Memorial University.

During his first two years at Webb as an assistant, Clark helped the Spartans capture the 1985 Class A state baseball crown.

Also serving as Middle School dean of students, Clark is an assistant coach with the Spartan varsity football team, helping lead Webb to the 2006 Division II-AA state crown.

Clark and his wife, Jody, have two sons: Jordan (Webb Class of 2006), a sophomore baseball player at Vanderbilt, and Parker Wormsley, a freshman at Webb.

 

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