South Stokes senior Keylan Coe signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Rockingham Community College last week.
“I’ve thought about playing baseball in college for a while now and for it to become a reality, it feels pretty good,” the player said with a grin. “I got with coach (Shane) Worth sort of late in the season and he found some schools that I might be interested in. I went and worked out at Rockingham and it was a really positive experience that I enjoyed. Worth always pushed us to get better within ourselves and now it’s starting to pay off.”
Coe participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and as a football player, earned a spot on the Northwest 1A All-Conference list his senior season. He played second base for the Sauras and added 15 putouts, 47 assists and helped turn two double plays while tallying a fielding percentage of .945. He batted .265, with an on base percentage of .349 and added 11 RBI’s, 12 runs scored and hit three doubles this season.
“Keylan is a leader by example and a very coachable young man,” Worth said. “He works hard at everything he does. You don’t have to worry about him on or off the field and he will give you more than you ask of him. I believe Rockingham is a good fit and he’ll handle the transition well.”
The athlete is the son of Jamie and Mindy Coe of Walnut Cove and plans to study welding at the community school.
“We are very pleased with his choice of school,” his mother said. “We went with him to workouts and he seemed to really enjoy it. He had a few schools looking at him, but we felt this was the school for him. We are very excited to see him start that next chapter in his life.”
Rockingham Community College is a public community college located in Wentworth, North Carolina. They are a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), founded in 1938 and play in the Region X Division III Carolinas Virginia Conference.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.