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Moye looks to continue Jay’s success on baseball diamond

For the first time in 20 plus years, there will be something different this season on the baseball diamond at JHS. That something is that there will not be a Diamond standing at 3rd base. In fact, for the last 30 plus years, there have only been a handful of years when either Terry Diamond or his successor and son Jorey were not managing the baseball team at JHS. Jorey took over when his father, Terry, retired. Brian Moye, as reported earlier this week, is the new head coach at Jay and he couldn’t be happier. “We’re going to hit the ground running and work hard,” stated Moye. “This program has a strong, rich history  and we want to get it back to where it needs to be.”

Under Coach Terry Diamond, the Royals went to the state final four in 1979, 1981, 1983, 1994,1998, and 2007. 2007 was special because of two reasons; that was Terry’s last year before he retired and he was able to coach with son Jorey. Jorey made a run of his own to the state final four in 2010.

“He is going to do an outstanding job for Jay High School. We are very excited for him,” stated Jorey Diamond.

“Coach Moye has a great relationship with the kids here at JHS and we are excited about what he is going to bring to our baseball program. We are very thankful to what the Diamond family has meant to this school and our baseball program. We’ve been very successful thanks to their hard work,” stated Jay’s athletic director Lance Youngblood.

Moye graduated from W.S. Neal in 1989. Directly out of high school he signed a baseball scholarship at Patrick Henry Junior College, but hurt his shoulder and was forced to give up baseball. He then joined the U.S. Army for two years, but said he knew then he had to get back to baseball somehow at some level. “My heart has always been in teaching and coaching.” Moye was an assistant coach with at Century High School the last two years of its existence, then assisted the baseball team at Northview High its first year as a school. He has been serving as an assistant softball coach under Coach Brian Watson at Jay, as well as coaching football.

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