Coach: Jake Yarborough
Assistant Coaches: Cameron Tawater, C.J. Hodges
GHS Chargers Baseball is a hard-grinding team. Our players have a ton of heart. Most have been with us since 7th grade, and they’re invested in the program. They are a dedicated bunch who put in extra hours and effort to ensure that Grenada can compete against anyone.
Playing in the 6A division in north Mississippi, we compete against the best in the state. Grenada may not be the biggest school in the division, but we aim to outwork every team we face.
At Grenada, we take the off-season training seriously. We put in extra hours in the weight room, focusing on arm conditioning. Every year, that level of dedication earns players a ticket to join a college team after they graduate GHS.
We take pride in our clean, spacious facilities, and we never take our fans for granted. Our devoted following of fellow students, dedicated parents, and hard-working Diamond Girls inspire our players and keep the atmosphere lively. A baseball game at Charger Field is an experience players and fans never forget.
Tryouts for the varsity and junior varsity teams are held in May. We practice during 4th block and after school seasonally. We compete in approximately 25 games, at home and away, and regularly make the district playoffs.
Come out in March 2023 for our Spring Break tournament. Details to come.
Jake Yarborough will begin his 17th year as head coach of the Grenada Charger Baseball program. Under Coach Yarborough’s direction, the chargers finished the 2022 season with a 14-11 record and advanced to the first round in the state playoffs. He has led the Chargers to the state playoffs 13 out of the last 16 years, with one year was cut short due to Covid. He has coached in the D.M. Howie Mississippi Allstar Game and the NEMCABB Allstar Game.
Prior to taking over the Charger Program, Coach Yarborough was Head Coach of the East Central Community College Baseball program for five years. He led the 2005 squad to their first ever Region 23, Division I Championship and a trip to the NJCAA Super Regional Tournament. In recognition of his team’s success, Yarborough was named NJCAA Region 23, Division I Coach of the Year and subsequently received the same honor by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond Sports Company.
Yarborough also served two years as head baseball coach at Taylorsville High School, where his team advanced to the state playoffs each season. Prior to Taylorsville, Yarborough was a graduate assistant at Delta State University.
Coach Yarborough was a member of the 1991 and 1992 East Central Community College baseball team and played at Delta State University during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. He was selected to the Division II College World Series Team in 1994.