By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

After five season serving as head baseball coach at Trousdale County, Travis Humes has decided to step down and leave the school system in order to pursue another career opportunity.

“It’s been a tough couple of days,” Humes said. “I’ve been playing, coaching, teaching baseball in some form of fashion for 27 years. It’s been a part of what has shaped me as a man.

Photo courtesy of Trousdale County Schools

“I’ve seen many great triumphs, many defeats and for a long time I felt like my success and failure was based on wins and losses. I felt my identity was attached to it, but as I have told the guys many times over, baseball doesn’t define us, wins and losses don’t define us. It’s Christ in us who defines us.

“As tough as it is to coach my last game in a Yellow Jacket uniform with a loss, we saw greater victories over the last five years that are immeasurable.”

Humes finishes with a 63-78 overall record, 22-19 in district play. In 2018, the Jackets finished as runners-up in the district tournament before losing in a region semifinal at South Pittsburg.

“I’m thankful and have been blessed with such a support system. I thank my wife and children for being so supportive,” Humes added. “I’m thankful for Mrs. Dickerson, Coach Johnson, Dr. Satterfield, the Trousdale County Board of Education, the staff, parents, students and players. I love each of you and will continue to be a proud supporter of Trousdale County. My family and I will be praying for you guys daily.”