Panama City Beach, FL---It appears as if the search for a new head baseball coach for Arnold is coming to an end.
Sources tell us Arnold Principal Keith Bland has settled on the replacement for Mitch Kelly who resigned a few weeks ago, and the name we're hearing is Mike Thees.
Thees, from what we've been able to determine, has coached as an assistant in D2 college ball, at Lake City on the juco level, and as a prep assistant. He's currently listed as a math teacher at Arlington High School in Memphis, but is not listed as one of the baseball team's assistant coaches.
Mr. Bland did not respond to our text to confirm this hire, or in fact that any decision has been finalized.
We did speak to some qualified coaches in our area today who were told that they were out of the running, including one local coach who was the overwhelming favorite of the Arnold baseball boosters.