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Vetetoe will coach Blue Devil baseball

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Eric Vetetoe

Trousdale County High baseball coach Eric Vetetoe will be the new head baseball coach at Lebanon High School.

A member of Cumberland University’s 2010 NAIA National Championship team, Vetetoe takes over for Tony Long who guided the Blue Devils to a 2014 record of 11-19 in his only season on the job.

Vetetoe (pronounced VEE-toe), 27, has spent the past two seasons as head coach at TCHS, going 27-33-1 and taking the Yellowjackets to the Class A Sectional in 2013.

Vetetoe went through a school system mandated background check last week (June 26) at the Central Office and is expected to sign an employment contract shortly.

“I have always dreamed of becoming a coach at the Triple A level,” Vetetoe said. “I played at Cumberland for Coach (Woody) Hunt -- Lebanon is a place that is dear to my heart.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges in front of me, making Lebanon High baseball a contender, not a competitor in Triple A.”

Prior to taking on the head coaching duties at TCHS, Vetetoe worked for two seasons under former ‘Jacket head coach Davy Cothron.

A TSWA All-State baseball player for Trousdale County, Vetetoe played two years at Columbia State Community College under Coach Jim Painter before moving on to Maryville College where he was voted First Team Great South Athletic Conference and helped the Scots to the GSAC championship.

Vetetoe completed his education at CU and earned Mid-South Conference All-Academic honors in 2010 playing behind NAIA Player of the Year Matt Greener.

This story first appeared in the Friday, June 27 print edition of The Wilson Post.

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