SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Country Day head baseball coach Dan Garafano has confirmed to WTOC he is leaving the school after more than a decade to take a head coaching job in Marietta.
Garafano led the Hornets program for the last 12 seasons, his final the most successful. Country Day set a school record for wins in 2019, won a GHSA playoff series for the first time, and advanced to the Elite Eight.
“I’m most proud of how far the program has come,” Garafano told WTOC over the phone Friday morning. “We’ve gone from being a doormat to a legitimate state title contender.”
Garafano says assistant coach and former Armstrong State Pirate Nate Ward will be promoted as the Hornets’ new head coach. Ward has spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Country Day.