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Steve Messina comes out of retirement to take over as baseball coach at Wahconah

steve messina throws first pitch

Former Mount Greylock baseball coach Steve Messina throws the first pitch of a game against McCann Tech after a ceremony in his honor, celebrating his 28 years of coaching.

Twenty-eight years, 346 wins and Steve Messina was certain back in 2021 that his time coaching high school baseball was over.

Never say never.

Messina is the new baseball coach at Wahconah Regional High School. He replaces Ernie Wellington, who took over as the Wahconah varsity coach in 2019. Wellington stepped aside for personal reasons.

Messina, who retired as head coach at Mount Greylock just prior to the start of the 2021 season, is the vice principal at Wahconah, and said that’s how the conversation led back to his office on Old Windsor Road.



Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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