Matty Holem was named the head coach of the Waynesboro Generals for the 2023 summer season, the club announced officially on Monday.
Holem joins the Generals after spending this past summer with the Red River Pilots in the Expedition Baseball League in Grand Forks, N.D. He picked up his 200th career win as a manager in collegiate summer baseball with the Pilots.
No stranger to the summer baseball, Holem’s previous coaching stops have included the Ohio Valley League, Northwoods League, Corn Belt League and the Jayhawk League.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to lead the Generals in 2023,” said Holem. “The Generals and the Valley League have been around for a long time and have a great reputation. I look forward to getting this going in June.”
“Coach Holem has already started to prove his investment in the Waynesboro community,” said team president and co-owner Kathleen Kellet-Ward. “It brings new excitement every time we have new energy coming on board.”
Holem currently resides in Virginia Beach, Va. with his fiancé Jackie who is currently serving in the United States Navy.
Former Waynesboro General Terrell Thompson will join the team as an assistant coach, the club announced on Thursday.
A Waynesboro native, Thompson competed in the Valley Baseball League during the 2011 season for the Generals and was selected to the South Division All-Star team after hitting for a .302 average with four triples.
Thompson started his collegiate career at Patrick Henry Community College before transferring to Point University and The University of Texas at Permian Basin to finish his playing career.
Following his collegiate career, Thompson competed in many different independent baseball leagues including the past six seasons with the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks in the Rockingham County Baseball League.
Thompson is currently an assistant coach of The School of Miller baseball program in nearby Crozet, Va. under 16-year MLB veteran Billy Wagner.