Lance Rorex leaving Lookout Valley to take over Silverdale baseball program

Lookout Valley baseball coach Lance Rorex watches from the 3rd base box during their Class A baseball sectional against University High at Lookout Valley High School on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Lance Rorex has resigned as baseball coach and athletic director at Lookout Valley High School to accept an offer to take over the baseball program at Silverdale Baptist Academy.

Rorex, 29, had spent six years coaching at his alma mater, including the last five as head coach, winning 101 games. He also worked as the Yellow Jackets' head football coach in 2017 before stepping down to concentrate on the baseball program, but he remained a football assistant.

"This was by far the toughest decision I've ever had to make," Rorex said. "I'm not leaving for anything negative. Lookout Valley is such a good place to be, from the administration and staff to the players. It was always going to take something special to make me leave Lookout Valley because it's home, and this is just a great fit for me and my family to accept this offer.