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The Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies have added baseball coach Scott Ward to their inaugural coaching staff.
A native Floridian, Ward is currently the director of Georgia Select Sports, a travel squad that features youth and showcase teams. He also currently manages the multipurpose training facility Georgia Sports Center in Loganville, Ga.
Ward's GSS teams have won two youth national world series titles, seven state championships, four runner-up finishes and recently produced a USA Baseball participant.
Ward moved to the Atlanta area in 2007 while working for Scout Day and former Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, where he served as Executive Director, operating training camps, clinics and showcases. Additionally, Ward was Baseball Director and Executive Manager for Larkin's Champions Sports Complex, a 92,000-square foot training facility in Orlando, Fla.
A two-sport prep standout, Ward was recruited as both a baseball and football player coming out of high school.
He pursued baseball and began his collegiate career as an outfielder and catcher at Lake City (Fla.) Community College, helping guide his squad to a number one junior college national ranking. Ward then moved on to Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Fla., where the Eagles were a top-25 team.
After college, Ward played two professional seasons as an outfielder and third baseman for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League. The Otters captured the division championship in 2004 before falling in the league finals.
Ward moved into coaching in 2005, beginning as a high school assistant in Florida. He then took his first job in Georgia at Shiloh High School in 2007.
He will primarily work with the Grizzlies' infielders and assist with hitting duties.
Ward currently resides in Loganville with his wife, Monique, and baby daughter, Claire.