Harlin records 600th

Posted 2/11/2020

Blessed Trinity head baseball coach Andy Harlin earned his 600th coaching victory

Tuesday night when his Titans defeated Cambridge 10-0.

 

Harlin joins exlusive company with 600th victory

Blessed Trinity coach Andy Harlin became the 10th baseball coach in state history to record 600 or more victories Tuesday night when his Titans defeated Cambridge 10-0 in the season opener for both programs.

Harlin entered the 2020 season needing just one victory to join the exclusive club.

He joins Bobby Howard, Gerald Barnes, John Brown, Jimmie Lewis, Donnie English, Harvey Cochran, Carl Carter, Renza Israel and Stuart Chester as the only prep coaches in state history to win 600 or more games. Of that group, only Howard, Barnes, Lewis, Chester and Harlin remain active.

Harlin has coached at St. Pius X and spent the last 17 seasons at Blessed Trinity. He has a career mark of 600-195.

He has guided Blessed Trinity to three state titles (2006, 2014-15) and finished as state runner-up in 2016 and 2017. Harlin has won 11 region titles, named state Coach of the Year five times and is a two-time Regional Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

“I got a call from the local newspaper and he asked me how I wanted to be remembered,” Harlin said when he was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame in January, 2019.

“I want to be remembered that I cared. I changed a lot from Year 1 to Year 30, just grew up and matured. But I think from 1 to 30, they got everything I had. From all the players to all the assistants, I have been one lucky dude.”