Dennis Gearhart new varsity baseball coach at Darlington High
Dennis Gearhart will be the new varsity Baseball Coach at Darlington High, school officials announced today. Gearhart, who teaches fifth grade St. John’s Elementary School, has been Darlington High’s head junior varsity baseball coach since 2008.
“Coach Gearhart has been part of the Falcon family through coaching for more than eight years now. He knows our program, our students, and our focus,” said Dr. Greg Harrison, principal of Darlington High School. “Coach Gearhart has the skills and knowledge to take our baseball program to the next level. I’m excited to see the next chapter in Darlington baseball under his leadership. He’s proven himself to be a hard worker and dedicated to our students. We believe he is the perfect fit for where our program currently is, and to help us fulfill the vision we have for Darlington High School baseball.”
“This is always something I’ve wanted to do,” said Gearhart. “I’ve always loved baseball and have played my entire life. I feel this is the best way for me to give back to the game I love, and to instill that love in my players. I was lucky enough to be a part of Darlington High’s coaching staff straight out of college and I’ve seen the way the program has grown. I look forward to helping it continue to grow.”
Gearhart, a math and science teacher, believes academics are a key part of a successful team and he plans to work closely with his players and their teachers to make sure his players are as successful off the field as on, in terms of both academics and discipline.
Gearhart comes to the table with extensive coaching experience at Darlington High. He served as the head junior varsity and assistant varsity baseball coach since 2008. He has also been an assistant varsity football coach and head junior varsity football coach at the school.