Baseball: Scott Henry steps down at Smoky Hill

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Scott Henry has stepped down as head baseball coach at Smoky Hill, where he had a 63-74 record in seven seasons. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Scott Henry has stepped down as Smoky Hill baseball coach.

Henry — who has guided the Buffaloes since the 2008 season — confirmed the move on Tuesday and said he was looking forward to his first summer off ever.

In seven seasons with Smoky Hill after taking over for Keith McElreath, Henry finished with a 63-74 overall record, including a 41-57 mark in the rugged Centennial League. The Buffaloes never advanced to the Class 5A baseball championship series under Henry, but his loaded 2011 team went 14-5 overall and was controversially left out of the district playoffs because of a tiebreaker in the league standings.

The Smoky Hill baseball job is currently posted on the Cherry Creek School District Human Resources page, as is the head job at Overland.

Mike Prichard, who took over in 2013 after longtime coach Don Parker departed, left his post to spend more time with his family.

Overland's Mike Prichard
Mike Prichard finished 6-13 in both his seasons as Overland’s head baseball coach. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

The Trailblazers opened the 2014 season at 4-3, but ended up with a final record of 6-13, the same mark they had in Prichard’s first season.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel

SCOTT HENRY’S RECORD AT SMOKY HILL

2014: 4-15 overall (3-11 in Centennial League); 2013: 12-9 overall (7-7 in Centennial League); 2012: 4-15 overall (2-12 in Centennial League); 2011: 14-5 overall (9-5 in Centennial League); 2010: 8-11 overall (6-8 in Centennial League); 2009: 12-9 overall (9-5 in Centennial League); 2008: 9-10 overall (5-9 in Centennial League)