By: John Barron | WALB News 10
June 3, 2019
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) -- For the past eight years, coach Matt Crews helped lead the Lowndes baseball team as an assistant coach.
But, when the 2020 season makes its way next year, Crews will be wearing black and gold. Crews was announced as the new head baseball coach for Colquitt County.
In his time as a Viking, Lowndes found the state playoffs five of the last eight years.
As he gets the chance to take over a South Georgia powerhouse, he knows the tradition is strong at Colquitt County.
“I’ve always had a very strong respect for the program and it’s always been ran correctly. It’s a strong baseball program here in the south. Obviously, the facilities here are immaculate. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching against Colquitt. When it opened up and I saw coach Kirkland decided to hang it up after he’s had a great tenure here, I spoke to my wife and it was very exciting.”
The Packers have quite a winning tradition going for them, as well. Colquitt County has only missed the playoffs once in the last 10 years.