TBCA induction ceremony to take place Saturday, January 13, during the TBCA Awards Banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn.
, former Spartan varsity baseball coach and current offensive coordinator for the varsity football team and Middle School dean of students, will be inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) Hall of Fame for 2017 this weekend.
The induction ceremony for Wormsley, Mack Hawks of Oakland High School and David Dinger of Lookout Valley High School will take place Saturday, January 13, during the TBCA Clinic’s Awards Banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn.
Clark Wormsley guided the Spartan varsity baseball team for more than 25 years, winning 445 games at Webb before retiring in 2011 and passing the coaching torch to his son and Webb alumnus Jordan Wormsley ’06.
As a first-year assistant in 1985, Wormsley helped the Spartans win a state baseball championship. Two years later, he took over as head coach and led Webb to seven region titles and six state appearances, including a state title in 2010 and state runner-up finishes in 2003, 2005 and 2011.
Under Clark Wormsley’s tutelage, numerous Spartan players have gone on to play in college and/or professionally. Both of his sons, Jordan and Parker (a Webb Class of 2011 graduate), continued their baseball careers in the Division I programs at Vanderbilt University and University of Tennessee, respectively.
“This is a well-deserved honor for a great coach and a leader in Webb School’s history, and I am thrilled that Dad will be honored this weekend by the TBCA for his achievements,” says Jordan Wormsley, an outfielder for the Vanderbilt Commodores from 2007 through 2010. “I’m sure that he will enjoy the recognition on Saturday, but I know that receiving congratulations from former players and coaches over the last few weeks has meant so much more. He has done so much for our school and our baseball program over the years, and there’s no way that I could thank him enough for the impact that he has had (and continues to have) on me and all that I have learned from him. I hope this recognition serves as a small acknowledgment of how impactful his time coaching baseball really was.”
“I am extremely proud of my father for his induction into the TBCA Hall of Fame,” says Parker Wormsley, who played first base for the UT Vols. “I know this means a lot to him and I could not be happier for a great coach, mentor and dad. His dedication to the Webb School baseball program over his 25-year career is more than deserving of this recognition; however, the impact he had on his players on and off the field is what I am most proud of and the real reason he deserves this honor. Congratulations and thank you Coach!”
When Clark Wormsley is inducted into the TBCA Hall of Fame this Saturday, he says he will be representing all of his former players and their families, former assistant coaches, and the entire Webb community. Wormsley noted, “Without the players’ talents and efforts, without the help and input of assistant coaches, and without the support of parents and the Webb community, we would not have been successful and I would not be receiving this great honor.”