PCHS baseball coach leaves
After just one year at the helm of the Park City High School baseball team, Coach Eric Morgan will move back to the Salt Lake valley, where he’ll take the head coaching position at Skyline High School.
Morgan graduated from Skyline in 2005 and will return to his alma mater for the 2017 baseball season.
In a post on Twitter on Saturday morning, Morgan said, “I would like to announce that I accepted a full-time PE teaching job and the next head coach at Skyline High School.”
Morgan said he’s excited to get started with his new team.
“It’s my alma mater and I grew up in the area,” he said. “It’s a place I want to build a successful baseball program and community. It’s a place I’ve always thought about being. It’s closer to home and puts me in a better situation for me and my family.”
In his one year with the Miners, he guided the team to an overall record of 12-12 and a second-place finish in Region 10. Park City lost 3-2 to Carbon in the first round of the 2016 playoffs and fell to Juan Diego 5-3 in the one-loss bracket game.
Morgan joined the program for the 2016 season as the successor to former coach Lou Green. Though he was only in Park City for one season, Morgan said he’ll remember his time with the Miners fondly.
“I absolutely love Park City,” he said. “It’s a great baseball community. The parents couldn’t be any more supportive. For being a smaller ski town, the community has done a great job to build baseball. I have nothing but great things to say about Park City.”
Morgan played baseball at Utah State University Eastern in Price and also at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.
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Tosh Martin, a Park City High School junior, was the Miners’ sole selection to the Class 4A UHSAA All-State soccer first team.