Members of the Parkview baseball team pose with the Super 25 baseball national championship banner after a presentation Friday (Photo: Parkview High)
Parkview High in Lilburn, Ga., posted a school-record 34 victories and won the state AAAAAA championship in baseball last spring. The performance, including victories in its last 26 games, helped the Panthers earn the Super 25 National Championship.
The team and its coaches, managers, statisticians and supporters were presented with the championship banner by USA TODAY High School Sports on Friday during a dinner at the school and then honored at halftime of Parkview’s football game. The team also was presented with its championship rings.
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Coach Chan Brown thanked the players for their effort and parents for their support throughout the season and its aftermath. He said he still gets chills thinking about walking through the tunnel of parents during last year’s state playoffs.
Brown also was named the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball Coach of the Year and was presented with the trophy. Brown led Parkview to its third state title in five years. He has been a coach at Parkview for 12 years, including the past 11 as a head coach with an overall record of 326-121.