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Trumbower chosen as A.D. at East Chapel Hill

Randy Trumbower, right, served as baseball head coach at Chapel Hill 2009-13, after replacing David Miller, left, now the coach at Southern Lee.
Randy Trumbower, right, served as baseball head coach at Chapel Hill 2009-13, after replacing David Miller, left, now the coach at Southern Lee. MARK DOLEJS - newsobserver.com

Former Chapel Hill baseball coach Randy Trumbower has been named as the new director of athletics at East Chapel Hill High School. He replaces Ray Hartsfield, who retired as A.D. in the spring.

Trumbower has served as a special education teacher and case manager in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system since 2007. He also served as the chair of the Exceptional Children Department. Most recently, Trumbower was recognized as the 2016 Chapel Hill High Teacher of the Year.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education approved his selection at its meeting Thursday night.

Trumbower served as the head baseball coach at Chapel Hill High School from 2009 to 2013, and as its assistant athletics director since 2014.

His Chapel Hill baseball teams had a cumulative won-lost record of 76-48, including a 2010 team that finished 23-6 after going undefeated in conference games and reaching the N.C. high school East regionals.

Prior to coming to Chapel Hill, Trumbower taught and coached in both Chatham County Schools and Watauga County Schools.

Trumbower earned his Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Appalachian State University, where he also played baseball and football, and was twice recognized as academic all-conference in baseball.

“We are delighted to bring Randy Trumbower to East Chapel Hill High,” said Principal Eileen Tully. “His experience in coaching, teaching and leading student athletes is an ideal fit for the goals of our program. This is a great day for our school.”

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