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Former Shocker Johnny Coy takes head coaching job at alma mater

Former Shocker Johnny Coy earned All-MVC honors at first base in 2011 and as designated hitter in 2012.
Former Shocker Johnny Coy earned All-MVC honors at first base in 2011 and as designated hitter in 2012. The Wichita Eagle

Former Wichita State baseball player Johnny Coy landed his dream job. He is the new coach at Benton High School in St. Joseph, Mo., according to the St. Joseph News-Press.

Coy starred as a baseball and basketball player at Benton before heading to Arizona State and then Wichita State.

“Now that the dream is actually reality now, it hasn’t actually set in yet that I get to be in charge of Benton High School — the school that I love more than anything anywhere,” Coy told the St. Joseph News-Press.

Coy, a first baseman, played from 2010-2013 at WSU. He hit .302 for his career with 26 home runs and 58 doubles. He earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 2011 and 2012.

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