Lee-Scott Academy (LSA) has announced the hiring of Jarrod Cook as the school’s new varsity head baseball coach.

Cook comes to Lee-Scott from Trinity Presbyterian School, where he served on the baseball staff for the past 14 years, including the last two seasons as varsity head coach.

Cook is a former college baseball player, a dedicated and certified physical education teacher and coach with 17 years of teaching experience who loves to challenge young men and women in pursuing their God given purpose.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jarrod, his wife, Lindsey and their children, Barrett and Mary Claire to the Warrior family,” said LSA Athletic Director William Johnson. “Jarrod will place an emphasis on making sure our young men have success both on and off the field.

“We have a very bright future under his leadership and are incredibly excited for the future of our baseball program.”

Named the 2015 Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year, as well as the 2022 3A Alabama High School Baseball Coach of the Year, Cook has been a part of four AHSAA state championships with the Wildcats (2012, 2013, 2014, 2022). Prior to coaching, he played baseball at Southern Union Community College from 2001-03 and then signed with Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) as a starting pitcher. While at AUM, he was named an NAIA All-Conference pitcher and was a part of the NAIA World Series team.

Lee-Scott Academy Head of School Dr. Stan Cox said the following on Jarrod Cook’s hiring:

“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Cook and his family to the Lee-Scott Academy family. Jarrod is a proven winner, a championship coach, a developer of young men on and off the baseball diamond and a man whose values align with ours. I have no doubt that he will elevate our baseball program to unprecedented heights and we cannot wait for him to get started.”

Jarrod and his wife, Lindsey, have been married for the past 17 years. They have two children, Barrett, a rising ninth grader, and Mary Claire, a rising fifth grader.

“First off, I want to thank God for this great opportunity for me and my family,” Cook said. “Thank you to my wife, Lindsey, for being my biggest fan and supporting me through the journey of being a coach’s wife. Trinity players, coaches and families: thank you for 14 years of serving alongside you every day. You will hold a special place in our hearts. Lastly, I want to thank Dr. Cox, Coach Johnson and the Lee-Scott family for welcoming us with open arms. We are excited to get to work and build relationships with this great community. I know God has great plans for Lee-Scott Academy and I am ready to get to work. Go Warriors!”