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Kamiakin Baseball Coach Retires after 34 years

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - There's a changing of the guard at Kamiakin High School. First, football coach Craig Beverlin retired after 25 years. Then over the weekend, baseball coach Rex Easley retired after coaching the Braves for the last 34 years
He'll retire from teaching at the high school as well. His long-time assistant Phil Jones is retiring from the team , but will still teach at the school.
Easley took the Braves to the State Playoffs seven times, and won the title back in 1994.
His Braves did lose over the weekend in round one of this year's state tournament. Easley is proud of his team, and his league.
"We've had a very successful program," he said. "We're probably one of the third or fourth leading programs in the state, but we had to beat Richland every once in a while to try and get there and they are an exceptional program. All the Kennewick schools play really really good baseball. The Tri-Cities as a whole plays really good baseball, so if you win your league and get out of here you got a good chance of going somewhere."
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