Coach Jamie Wagner to lead Titan Baseball Program
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School is proud to officially announce that Jamie Wagner has been named the third head varsity baseball coach in BT history. After serving 19 years as an assistant/pitching coach for the Titans, Wagner will now take the reins of the program for the 2022 season.
“We are very excited to have Jamie Wagner as our new head varsity baseball coach,” said BT Athletic Director Ricky Turner. “We are looking forward to having Coach Wagner continue to grow the baseball program at BT after having served as the assistant baseball coach for the last 19 years.”
Wagner has been part of BT Baseball's success from the very beginning serving as assistant coach in the school’s first ever playoff appearance in 2003, and their first state championship in 2006. As the Titans pitching coach, Wagner commanded a staff to the GHSA State Championship in 2014 and 2015, and State Championship appearances in 2016 and 2017.
“I’m incredibly humbled to be asked to take over the program after Andy Harlin,” says Wagner. “He’s one of the greatest minds in baseball at ANY level, and his life’s work is all I’ve known for 19 years as his assistant. You don’t replace a legend, but you can try to carry on what he has started. He has laid a foundation of tradition here at BT that is stronger than bedrock; playing the game 100mph, playing the game the right way, and being a constant worker, and we’re going to continue right where he left off. I have had many opportunities to head coach at other schools over my 19 years here, but my Catholic faith, my love for Blessed Trinity and the community, and my passion to teach these kids, made me never want to leave, and now my own kids are lucky enough to be student athletes here at BT.”
Principal Cathy Lancaster is “thrilled that Jamie Wagner will be taking the helm of the Blessed Trinity Baseball Program.” Stating that she has, “never met such an enthusiastic and passionate coach.” She goes on to say, “Coach Wagner is the embodiment of what we stand for at Blessed Trinity: faith and selflessness. He will be the perfect steward of our baseball program as he has been an integral part for the last 19 years. He has a vast amount of knowledge and experience working with elite athletes that have gone on to play professional baseball. What stands out to me even more is that he is just as excited to work with the 250 campers between the ages 5 and 13 that are attending our Titan baseball camp next week. The torch has been passed, and there is no doubt in my mind that Coach Wagner is the coach for the job. Go Titan Baseball!”