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New head baseball coach brings college, assistant experience


March 14, 2017

Baseball Coach John Best

John Best, who served as pitching coach for the Sweet Home baseball program, has stepped into the varsity head coach position as longtime head coach Dan Tow moves into an assistant coach role.

This is Best’s third year teaching health and PE at Sweet Home High School. He has been head pitching coach since coming to Sweet Home.

Best, 34, grew up in Philomath and graduated from high school there in 2001. After graduation, he played American Legion ball and then pitched at Linn-Benton Community College for two years. He played his junior season at Western Oregon University before transferr...

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