Vidos named new Morgan City High baseball coach
Morgan City High Baseball Head Coach Tim Vidos (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Morgan City High School’s newly-hired head baseball coach is a familiar face around the program having been involved with Morgan City Tiger baseball on and off for about 30 years.
Morgan City High School Athletic Director Scott Tregle named Tim Vidos as the school’s new head baseball coach Monday. Vidos, 50, a Morgan City High School alumnus, returned to Morgan City in June 2013, and coached during the 2014 season alongside coaches Gayle Robinson, Tim Hymel, and Kenny Alfred, who are no longer with the team.
“It’s something I’ve wanted ever since I was out of high school,” Vidos said. “I stuck around and volunteered for several years helping all the programs, baseball, softball, basketball, everything.”
Vidos also thanked Morgan City High School Principal Mickey Fabre for the opportunity.
Tregle described Vidos as a longtime Morgan City supporter, who took over the team last season when the head coach, Jimmy Agent, could not coach due to medical issues, Tregle said. Brandon Harden, Dustin Jett and Joey Crappell will serve as assistant coaches for the team.
“Those four guys will pretty much run the program,” Vidos said. “Three of them are young so if Coach Vidos decides to step aside in a couple years, I’ll have somebody groomed and ready to take over.”
Vidos will teach world geography and civics at Morgan City High School.
Tregle had some applicants for the job from out of town and out of state, but he wanted to hire local coaches who are familiar with the program, he said. “It’s going to be a good fit, and all the guys are excited,” Tregle said.
Vidos coached the returning varsity players and incoming freshman this summer for summer league baseball. “I know the kids that are coming up,” Vidos said. “There’s quite a few in that bunch that’s got potential to help the varsity.”
He does not believe on dwelling on how the team did last season, he said. “The only thing we can do is worry about this season and just keep improving,” Vidos said.
The team has talent, but needs to work on developing its pitchers and catchers along with the outfielders, Vidos said.
Vidos has talked with some of the infielders about switching positions, and they seem excited about the idea, he said. “That might free up someone to go into the outfield,” Vidos said. “If we can do that, we’ll have a solid ball club defensively.”
Vidos was impressed with the way the players hitting during summer league baseball, even though many of the pitchers they faced were young. “Still, it gives the guys a mental picture that they’ve improved,” Vidos said.