January 14, 2005
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST’S JOHNNY RAY NAMED TBCA COACH OF THE YEAR
Release written by Keith Gentry
Southwest head baseball coach Johnny Ray, who guided the Saluqis to the
Region VII Tournament championship last May, has been selected as the
2004 Junior College Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches
Association. He will be honored at the TBCA Awards Luncheon on Saturday,
January 15, 2005 at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Nashville.
Ray, who was in his first year as head coach at Southwest in 2004, won
40 games last spring, which set a new school record. “This award
wouldn’t have been possible without the help of a supporting coaching
staff and a group of great players who worked hard every day,” said Ray.
For more information about the TBCA Clinic and Awards Luncheon, go to
their website at: www.tbca.org.