Grandview has hired former assistant Scott Henry, right, as its new head baseball coach. Henry coached Smoky Hill for seven seasons before stepping down in 2014, later joining the staff of Dean Adams, who retired after 15 seasons with the Grandview baseball program. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
Grandview has hired former assistant Scott Henry, right, as its new head baseball coach. Henry coached Smoky Hill for seven seasons before stepping down in 2014, later joining the staff of Dean Adams, who retired after 15 seasons with the Grandview baseball program. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Grandview High School didn’t have to look far for its new head baseball coach, as the school tabbed assistant Scott Henry to fill the open position.

On Wednesday, athletic director Jamee Ulitzky announced the hiring of Henry, who knows the Centennial League very well as he was the head coach at Smoky Hill previously.

Henry served on the staff this past season under Dean Adams, who decided to retire after 15 seasons as the school’s head baseball coach. The Wolves advanced to the Class 5A Baseball Championship Series and fell a game short of playing for the state title.

“Scott brings with him an extensive background of coaching, having been both a head coach and assistant coach,” Ulitzky said in a statement. “We look forward to the future of our baseball program under his leadership.”

In May of 2014, Henry stepped down after seven seasons after taking over for Keith McElreath before the 2008 season. He posted a 63-74 record with the Buffaloes, including a 41-57 mark in the rugged Centennial League.

Adams, who is also retiring from his post as defensive coordinator of Grandview’s football team, led the Wolves to four Centennial League titles, four Championship Series appearances and Final Four berths in 2013 and 2015.

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Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...