North Buncombe’s Matt Landreth has been named the Region 8 coach of the year for this past season by the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association.
Landreth led the Mountain Athletic Conference champion Black Hawks to a 25-4 record in his first year.
Landreth is a 2002 North Buncombe graduate.
Former Erwin coach Granville Gehris was a co-winner in Region 2 along with Midway’s Jason Fussell. Gehris led Topsail (21-8 to last spring’s NCHSAA 3-A championship. He graduated from UNC Asheville and coached Erwin for seven seasons before resigning in 2012.