Ringgold baseball coach Brent Tucker steps down after 12 years and 302 wins

Ringgold baseball coach Brent Tucker during the continuation of the Tigers' lightning-delayed game against Hart County at Ringgold High School on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Ringgold, Ga.

Brent Tucker has resigned as head baseball coach at Ringgold High School after 12 years and more than 300 wins.

Tucker's Tigers won seven region championships, including the last five, and had 10 consecutive seasons of 20-plus wins. Ringgold is on a run of 10 consecutive seasons of making at least the second round of the GHSA playoffs.

The Tigers were the Georgia state runners-up in 2012 and made the semifinals in 2010 and 2018, when they won a school-record 32 games. They were 29-9 and reached the second round this season, led in part by Tucker's son Holden Tucker, a senior pitcher/outfielder who will play for Charleston Southern next year.

"It just kind of seemed like the right time," said Coach Tucker, who was 302-101 overall. "It's been a tremendous 12-year run here.