KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Josh Warner has been tabbed as the next baseball coach at Powell
High School. Coach Warner joins Powell High School after spending one year as an assistant coach at Pigeon Forge High School where the Tigers finished with a 27-9 record, a District Championship, and TSSAA state tournament appearance.
Prior to returning to Tennessee, Warner was the head coach of the Green Wave at Easley High School in South Carolina from 2014 until 2018. In his four years in South Carolina, Warner’s teams amassed an 83-23 record, two Region Championships and three Top 10 finishes. He was named Coach of the Year two seasons and had 11 student-athletes sign collegiate baseball scholarships during his tenure.
Before taking over at Easley, Warner served one year as head coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman High
School. While at the helm of GPHS, Warner led the program to its first winning season in almost a decade.
Prior to G-P, Coach Warner was the head baseball coach at Jefferson County High School from 2010 until 2013. At Jefferson County, Coach Warner made an immediate impact in 2011 by finishing 31-5 and winning the District 2-AAA championship. He led the team to its first-ever Sub-State Championship appearance, while also setting the school record for wins in a season. He followed that in 2012 by recording a 30-9 record, winning another District 2-AAA
Championship, once again competing in the Sub-State Championship, while also being recognized 33rd in the nation by ESPN National High School Rankings. Warner has a 178-66 career record (.729 winning percentage).