Tucker High School varsity baseball coach Vince Byams registered his 100th victory as a head varsity baseball coach March 8.
Byams hit the historic milestone in Tucker’s 10-8 win over Monroe Area on the Tiger home field.
Now in his first season at the helm of the Tucker program and ninth year overall as a head coach, Byams has guided the Tigers to a strong 6-4 start to the 2014 campaign in action through March 14, according to the team’s website.
The Clarkston High School graduate made his debut as a head coach with the Miller Grove Wolverines in 2006 and also made a stop at Newton County in 2012 before landing at Tucker this spring.
Byams registered four straight winning seasons at Miller Grove, highlighted by a 2010 team that finished 19-10 and advanced to the state playoffs for the first and only time in school history.
The Emory University product also guided the Wolverines to winning records of 17-9 in 2008, 13-12 in 2009 and 15-10 in 2011.
Byams’ teams posted a 74-81 overall record in his six seasons at Miller Grove. He then went 21-33 in two years at Newton County, including a berth in the state Class AAAAAA playoffs in 2013.
Following a 7-4 win over Decatur on March 14, Byams team enters the current week with a 6-4 record at Tucker this spring and 101-118 overall.
Byams joins Redan’s Marvin Pruitt, Columbia’s Steve Dennis, Lakeside’s Bill Newsome, Dunwoody’s Chan English, Chamblee’s Brian Ely and Southwest DeKalb’s Tyrus Taylor as DeKalb County head coaches with 100 career triumphs.