BOONE - Seth Freeman was approved by the Watauga County School Board as the new baseball coach at Watauga High School.

Freeman succeeds Chris Moore, who resigned August 11 to take an assistant coaching job at UNC-Wilmington, and David Lee, who resigned in June after two seasons.

Freeman comes to Watauga from Cherryville High School, which has a very rich baseball tradition. While at Cherryville he has served as a varsity assistant coach and head junior varsity baseball coach since 2014.

Cherryville has won their conference every season that Freeman has been on staff (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Cherryville also won the 1A NCHSAA State Championship in 2016.

In 2014 and 2015 Freeman also served as an assistant coach for the Cherryville Post 100 Junior Legion, and prior to that in 2013 he served as the head baseball coach at John Chavis Middle School in Gaston County.

Freeman is a graduate of Division I Davidson College where he played baseball for four years (catcher and outfielder). He graduated from Davidson in May of 2012 with a degree in Mathematics and concentration in Computer Science. Freeman also has a Masters Degree from UNC-Charlotte in Secondary Mathematics. Freeman will be teaching Math at Watauga High School.  

Photo Courtesy: Seth Freeman, WHS Athletics