DUBLIN — After nearly a decade at West Bladen High, Kim Cain has resigned as athletics director and head baseball coach to assume a position at Green Sea Floyds High in South Carolina.
Cain is expected to be an assistant football and baseball coach for the Trojans. he was approved by the Horry County School Board on Monday, June 25. His first official day at Green Sea Floyds will be Aug. 1.
“This is bitter-sweet — it’s a great opportunity, but it’s hard leaving West Bladen,” Cain said. “I want to thank all of the administration and teachers for everyting, but I really want to thank the kids. They’ve all been great.”
Cain, who is a Bladen County native and graduated from East Bladen High in 1972, has made several coaching stops around North Carolina.
He was an assistant coach at New Bern in 2006 and an assistant at St. Pauls High School in 2005. He spent another term at New Bern from 2003-05 and, before that, was the head baseball coach at Garner High School from 1999 until going to New Bern in 2003. While at Garner he guided his team to the Class 4-A regionals and was also the head coach of the East squad in the East/West Senior Game.
Cain attended Pembroke State University and graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in physical education. He has also been a head baseball coach at Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Teachey and Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville. In 1991 when he was an assistant coach at South View High School in Hope Mills, South View won the state Class 4-A championship. As an assistant football coach, he coached New Bern in the 4-A state championship game and was an assistant coach at Wallace-Rose Hill when they won the state Class 2-A championship in 1994 and at South View when they won the 4-A championship in 1991.
As the head baseball coach at West Bladen, his Knights have twice finished second in the conference and advanced to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs five times, going to the third round in 2015. His most memorable success at West Bladen came when his Dixie Youth Baseball Pre-Majors summer teams won three straight state championships between 2013-2015 and advanced to the World Series tournament held in Alabama (twice) and Florida.
Can has also had a number of baseball players sign to play at the college level.
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