Ken Campbell retiring after 39 seasons

4:11 PM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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After 39 seasons, 14 of them at Walter State Community College, Ken Campbell has built quite the resume. He's coached more than 1800 games, over 1200 wins, and one JUCO World Series Championship.

Now he's ready to hang it all up. Campbell announced that this last season would be his last. He is retiring in September.

"I had told my assistant coaches about a month before the season was over, that if we make it to the World Series that I'd probably retire. I wanted to go one more time. But if I didn't make it, I was going to coach one more year and give it a try. But we made it this year, and I just thought it was time."

"It was one of the hardest decisions I've every had to make in my life, because I still love baseball, I love coaching, but it was time to go out on top."

He plans to spend his new free time with his family, and hitting the links.

"I'm going to play as much as I can."

Campbell says after looking back at his lengthy career, he wouldn't change a thing.

"If I had it to do all over again, I'd do the same thing. You know I don't know how to screw a light bulb. I can't do anything around the house, because I've done my whole life is coach."








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