Ryan Hunt to be honored --
Volunteer State Community College head baseball coach Ryan Hunt will receive the Brent Foster Legacy Award Friday, March 8 as Lebanon High baseball holds a "First Pitch" chili supper in the LHS cafeteria.
The program, which features remarks by Nashville Predators play-by-play voice and 2018 Tennessee Broadcaster of the Year Pete Weber, begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person with all proceeds going to Blue Devil baseball.
Hunt is now well into his fourth season at Vol State. He guided the Pioneers to a record of 30-18 in 2018 and a berth in the Region VII tournament semifinals.
Prior to his time at Vol State, he spent 13 seasons as an assistant at Cumberland University, where he was part of three NAIA National Championships, four Super Regional titles and five regional championships.
Hunt graduated from Cumberland with a bachelor's in Physical Education in 2003 and earned a master's in Education in 2007.
The Lebanon native was a four-year starter at second base at Lebanon High School under Coaches Rodney Martin and Larry Grissim from 1993-96.
He earned All-District honors as a sophomore and senior and All-Midstate Honorable Mention as a sophomore.
He is married to the former Melissa Lauper of Gallatin. The couple has two daughters Rylee and Lyla Noelle.
The award Legacy Award is presented in memory of the late Brent Foster, an LHS Sports Hall of Fame member and the baseball program's all-time winningest coach with 259 wins and 52 losses.
The Blue Devils, under the direction of first year head coach Will Wakefield, are scheduled to open the season March 11 at Tullahoma.