Tattnall's Hiller reaches 600 wins

Posted 4/30/2021

Tattnall Square baseball coach Joey Hiller is only the 13th in state history to reach 600 or more coaching wins.

 

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Tattnall Square's 5-1 victory over Trinity Christian in Game 2 of its best-of-three first-round playoff series Thursday night accomplished two things for the Trojans.

First, it sent the Class 1A Private school power into the second round of the Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs.

Secondly, it marked head coach Joey Hiller's 600th career coaching victory. He is just the 13th coach in Georgia baseball history to record 600 coaching victories. He ranks seventh on the active coaching list with an overall record of 600-136.

The legendary coach has spent his entire coaching career at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.

The Trojans were members of the Georgia Independent Schools Association until the 2014-15 season when they joined the Georgia High School Association. Hiller established the Trojans as one of the most dominant programs in the GISA. He took over in 1999 and led the school to eight GISA state titles and one runner-up finish in 2010.

When the Trojans joined the GHSA, they continued their success, making the state semifinals in 2015. They defeated Hebron Christian for the Class 1A Private championship in 2016, then finished as the state runner-up to Savannah Christian in 2017. They won two more state titles in 2018 and '19.

Hiller is also the head softball coach.

“Tattnall has been a great place to do it at,” Hiller said of the milestone. “But you don’t do those kinds of things without great players and great assistant coaches.

“But we don’t focus on stuff like this. It takes the focus away from what really matters and that is the kids and the program. It’s about them going in and playing the game the right way. If we play the right way, the results are generally pretty good.”