Meet Georgetown HS baseball coach, 5A State Champion Jordon Vierra
GEORGETOWN, Texas — The school year may have been over but it wasn’t over yet for the Georgetown Eagles baseball team. Their season wouldn’t end until June 11, 2022. It would be the third time making an appearance at the state tournament for the young men. It would be the first time that they would win the Class 5A State Championship. The team would bring home the hardware by beating Friendswood, 2-1; the coach that lead them there was Jordon Vierra.
Over the summer, we reached out to Coach Jordon to learn a little more about the man behind the first-ever state win for the baseball team in the program’s history.
Jordon has been coaching for twelve years with seven of those years being with the Eagles. He would be fortunate enough to be at all three state showings. Jordon’s first four years with the team were as an assistant coach and the following three would be as the head coach. He truly loves all that goes into coaching.
“The best part about coaching is being able to watch the kids grow from the moment that they step foot on campus to who they are when they graduate. That transformation is pretty special. See those boys become young men. Also, the moment college graduation announcements and wedding invitations start showing up. That’s when you know that we, as coaches, are doing what we are supposed to be doing.”
Baseball is a tough sport. You have to put in the work and it’s a long season. The Georgetown Eagles may have brought home the trophy and title but it was not earned without putting in the work.
“For players, a typical baseball schedule throughout the year is playing three games a week. Junior Varsity will play on Mondays. Varsity and freshmen players will play on Tuesdays, and all three teams will play on Fridays and Saturdays. Then we have our practices during the afternoon on all non-game days except Sundays. Plus, we have weights for all teams on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 6:30. So, for a coach, there is always something going on.”
As a coach, that grind is always worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. Coach Jordon has always been proud of all of his teams and players but this year’s win was the icing on the cake.
“My proudest moment as a coach has been watching this group of guys set a goal of being a state champion last June. And they did everything required to make sure that the goal was achieved. The sacrifice, discipline, and sheer determination it takes to achieve a goal like that, few understand what it actually takes to do it.”
It’s obvious the genuine care that Jordon has for his players. He hopes that is evident to the young men put in his path.
“I’d like to think that they would describe me as a coach and mentor, a guy that truly cares about who his player are as people–not just objects on a field. Someone who shows them what it looks like to be a good husband and a good father. A coach that has fun on the field, but maintains a high standard.”
Moving forward, he has the same goal he does every year for his team.
“I have the same goals I have every year. Off the field, use the game of baseball to grow the boys into men. To teach them character, integrity, and work ethic through the game. On the field, win a tournament, win district, win a state championship!”
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