Kyle Koeneman named Seymour baseball coach

Kyle Koeneman has been hired as Seymour High School’s baseball coach.

Koeneman, a former standout for the Eagles who earned Class AA all-state honors as a first baseman in 2007,  announced his hiring on his Twitter account late Tuesday.

Seymour athletic director Gary Householder then confirmed the hire in a text message to the News Sentinel.

Koeneman replaces Scott Norman, who retired from coaching after 16 seasons on May 6. Koeneman established himself as one of Tennessee’s premier power hitters under Norman’s tutelage at Seymour from 2004-07, hitting 50 career homers, including a state-high 18 as a freshman.

Koeneman signed with Walters State out of high school, before transferring to LSU for one season and finishing his college career at Carson-Newman, where he earned All-America honors. Koeneman signed a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, playing one season for Rookie-affiliate Missoula.