WACO, Texas — Robinson High School has hired a pair of coaches to lead their baseball and softball programs next season. According to athletic director Tommy Allison, former Major League Baseball pitcher Chris Clemons has been named the new head baseball coach.
Clemons is a 1991 graduate of McGregor High School. He was a three-year letterman at Texas A&M from 1992 to 1994, posting an 18-8 record with a 3.64 ERA in 52 games.
Clemons was a first round pick by the Chicago White Sox in the 1994 Major League Draft. He spent eight seasons in the White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins organizations.
In 1997, he played in 5 games, starting 2 with the White Sox. Clemons was 0-2 with a 8.53 ERA in 12.2 innings. He has spent the last seven seasons as an area scout for the Chicago Cubs.
Jimmy Eby was named the new head softball coach. Eby comes from Magnolia West, where he served as the head softball coach this past season.
Prior to Magnolia West, Eby led Lufkin Hudson for 15 years as the head softball coach. During that time, he helped the team win a pair of state championships and he earned numerous Coach of the Year honors.
Eby has a coaching record of 426-210-2. Both coaches will start on Monday, July 22.