Captain Shreve assistant baseball coach Bobby Gilliam has accepted the head coaching job at Southwood High School.
Gilliam, the 2012 Times All-City Coach of the Year while at Loyola, replaces Shannon Cunningham, who took over the Cowboys program in May. Cunningham is relocating from the area for family reasons.
“It all happened in about 48 hours,” Gilliam said. “I came in just to listen and I came away very impressed with (principal) Jeff Roberts. He wants to put a good program on the field and I had the feeling he’s behind all the coaches.”
Gilliam takes over a program that has struggled to regain the form it showed in the late 1990s and early 200s under Cunningham, who had recently started his second tenure at the school.
“They were competing for 5A state championships,” Gilliam said. “I think it’s a dare to be great situation. They had made strides (under Cunningham). We’re going to continue down that path.”
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