D.C. Aiken, a former pitching coach of Holy Innocents’ will return to the school to become the new general manager and director of baseball operations. Current baseball coach, Dylan Deal, will be stepping down after a successful seven-year tenure, including advancing the team to the playoffs every year and a state title in 2007.
“I am truly honored and humbled to come back home to head up the baseball operations,” Aiken said. “The past three years has been a true learning experience at Lambert (High School) under Coach Jamie Corr. I cannot thank Corr enough for his guidance and understanding in my accepting the position here at HI.”
He helped guide Lambert to a 57-32 three-year record that included a region title and three state playoff berths. He is also a Major League Baseball associate scout for the Seattle Mariners and previously worked for the San Francisco Giants in the same role.
In addition, Aiken is a city councilman and mayor pro tem for Alpharetta and vice president of the residential mortgage division of Community and Southern Bank.
Athletic Director Ruth Donahoo is excited about Aiken’s new role.
“D.C. is very familiar with the culture and history of success of our school and baseball program.”
Aiken graduated from William and Mary, where he played baseball for four years. He is married to his wife of 28 years, Angie, and their son, Sean, played on the HIES state title team of 2007 before graduating in 2008. Their son Sam will enter fifth grade this fall at HIES.