PADUCAH, KY — To no surprise to many, McCracken County announced on Sunday afternoon that Zach Hobbs had been hired as their next head baseball coach.

Hobbs takes over for Geno Miller who stepped down in June in order to take over as McCracken County’s director of athletics.

Hobbs has spent the last four years as an assistant with the Mustangs helping them to their last four trips to the state tournament and a runner-up finish this past season.

“You start coaching because you love the game and you love working with young people,” Hobbs said. “Winning and losing is a byproduct of what you try to focus on, but I would be lying to say to have the opportunity at something like this is something you don’t think about. To have the group of young men we have, and how hard they work, the effort they put into our program, I can’t put it into words how excited I am to be the new head coach there. I am just ready to get started and work with these guys.”

Prior to McCracken County, Hobbs served as head coach at Calloway County for eight years, leading the Lakers to several region tournament championship games and a state tournament appearance in 2012.