Steve Renfroe is back in baseball
He will coach at Briarwood Christian, which has an outstanding baseball program. Renfroe took over for Lee Hall, the former UAB assistant, who left to spend more time with his family.
First off, Hall is one of the 10 best coaches I've ever seen. I hope he resurfaces around here soon.
As for Renfroe, he is a very good man who is very bad at managing scrutiny. I enjoyed so many swell conversations with him during his tenure under Hal Baird. Once Renfroe became the figurehead after the 2000 season, though, he slowly became a completely different person. He seemed unhappy, paranoid, argumentative and miserable.
That affected his relationship with the players and everything fell apart. He was fired after the 2004 season and has been out of the spotlight since then.
I hope Renfroe finds Briarwood more to his liking. The guy can coach.