Coach Gets 100 Wins
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 was a great day of baseball. Not only was Fairfield Central able to beat Chester with a score of 11-5, Head Coach Scotty Dean was able to collect his 100th career win. Dean has been the head coach of the Fairfield Central baseball team for eleven years and every year he has been building the program brick by brick. His winning record seems to have come full circle as it is quite a coincidence that his first win also came against the Chester Cyclones in 2009. Dean said that “ It feels good, when you spend a lot of time and energy into something and then are rewarded for it.” Coach Dean has been at FCHS for a while so accomplishing this task shows that winning has been consistent around the whole program.
Dean thanked his teachers and coaches from when he was young, that helped mold and shape him into the person he has become today. Scotty Dean resided in Alabama growing up attending high school at Headland High School located in Headland, Alabama where he was a two sport athlete playing football and baseball. After graduating from high school Dean continued his education and athletic career while attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dean said that he contributes a lot of the success of the program to all the former players who have come through. He estimated that having around 17 players a year in his tenure has led him to coach around 181 athletes. He said that from these players one has been drafted (Justin Trapp, Class of 2009), several to attend college, and even players who went to serve in the military.
Another special player to come through the program Dean highlighted was Stanley McManus (Class of 2017), Dean said that every big game he remembers winning McManus was on the mound. Coach Dean said “ I thank all my former players each and each and every one of them has meant so much to me.”
When asked what the future holds for him, his response was “I don’t plan on leaving Fairfield Central, I like the direction we are headed, the facilities around here are improving, and overall I think it is a great time to be a Griffin!” Dean also gave a special shoutout to all his assistant coaches; Tony Ferreira, Michael Moore, T.K. Morgan, and James “Wild-man” Wigington. He would also like to thank all of the Fairfield Central Administrators and the Athletic Director.