Pokey Reese earned a World Series ring with the 2004 Boston Red Sox. He was a memorable fielding star for the Reds, Red Sox and Pirates infielder, and retired when he decided to go out on a high after winning the title with the Red Sox.
Now he’s back in the game, and back where he got his start. As reported by The State of Columbia, S.C., Reese has been named the new head coach for Lower Richland High in Hopkins, S.C., his alma mater.
“I love this school,” Reese told the State. “I love this community.”
Reese is back because he’s ready to take the horns of a program that has courted him for just such a role. According to the State, Lower Richland athletic director Bob Matz approached Reese about the position before the 2015 season, but the two couldn’t come to an agreement. This time, they didn’t let anything get in the way, and Pokey is coming home, where he plans to turn Lower Richland into a contender.