Former Auburn baseball player hired as head coach of high school softball team in Alabama

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On Monday, former Auburn baseball player Damon Haecker was hired as the new head softball coach at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama. The news was reported by South Alabama Sports via Twitter.

Haecker played for the Tigers from 2014-2017. Over the span of four years, he started in 177 of the 188 games that he played on the Plains. He hit a combined .258 batting average with an impressive on-base percentage of .399. Although he wasn’t known for his power, Haecker still managed to have 70 runs batted in over the four years.

Since he graduated from Auburn, the Florida native has been quite a busy man. He began instructional training for the youth at Sports Academy in Opelika, Alabama in 2017. Soon after, he became the general manager for Diamond Impact Baseball (a travel baseball team in the East Alabama area). Along with that role, he was also a varsity assistant football and baseball coach at Lee-Scott Academy in Auburn, Alabama.

In the summer of that year, he spent time coaching a collegiate summer ball team in Ohio called the Grand Lake Mariners. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach at Ole Miss in 2020 where he helped out with the catchers on the team. I think it is safe to say that Haecker has a passion for being around the game as well as coaching.

Now, Haecker will do his best to bring the Tigers softball program to where it needs to be. While doing so, he will also have assistance from his wife, Danielle Haecker. Danielle played softball at Central Florida in college and also has some coaching experience at both Shorter University (D2) and Auburn University as well. The two will look to build off of a 28-17 season last year for the Tigers. It will be interesting to see how Haecker does in his new role as head coach for a different group of Tigers.