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“Oh yeah, can’t wait. “

On the baseball field, Cunningham will begin his first season with the Bengals, but he knows the school’s players well.

Cunningham has twin sons, Collin and Colby, who are second year in the program, and he said he coached just about everyone else at some point, either at Henry County Parks and Rec or as a as a travel coach for various teams in Virginia and North Carolina.

“I think I’ve been coaching for 25 years,” Cunningham said. “I started with my first two children, they are older now. From parks and recreation to baseball trips to football, it’s been a good 25 or 30 years.

Cunningham himself is a Bassett graduate and was a member of the school’s football, basketball and baseball teams.

“It’s home,” he said.

“We lost a good coach and some family members kind of said ‘why don’t you care and see what’s going on. “And I said, ‘Well, I’m going to throw my name in the hat and we’ll see where it is from there. And we got it.

The Bengals have just finished an 8-17-1 season under head coach Grant Wickline, but are two years away from a 15-4 record. Bassett has had several notable baseball teams and players in the recent past, including 2017 graduate Nate Perry, now in the Houston Astros farming system.


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