Trojan Williamson signs with Dyersburg State

Sunday, June 9, 2024
Dyersburg Trojan senior Jordan Williamson (front, center) recently signed to continue his baseball career at the college level at Dyersburg State Community College. Witnessing the signing were (front, from left) father Seth Williamson, Jordan Williamson, mother Tori Williamson; (back, from left) DHS Assistant Coach Clark Newsom, Dyersburg Head Coach Zane Mathis, DHS Assistant Coach Jesse McNeil, and DHS Assistant Coach Tom Mathis.
State Gazette photo/Jason Peevyhouse

JASON PEEVYHOUSE

jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com

Dyersburg senior Jordan Williamson didn’t have to look too far for a place to call his home to continue his baseball career as the Trojan shortstop will play next season practically next door to where he spent his high school career as he signed with Dyersburg State last month.

“I feel like its a great opportunity to be able to continue playing baseball,” Williamson said. “Definitely, it’s a gift from God. I want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way. Hopefully, I’ll do good next year.”

Williamson said the Eagle program’s reputation helped lead him to signing with Dyersburg State.

“They’ve always had a good program,” the Trojan senior said. “I am ready to meet the new coach. Based on this year, they’ve had an amazing year.

“I’m ready to be up there with them.”

Dyersburg Head Coach Zane Mathis said the Eagles are getting a very hard worker in signing Williamson.

“He is working really hard and will have a strong, and powerful bat for their lineup,” Mathis said. “Hopefully, at Dyersburg State, he’ll keep improving and get to break into their lineup.

“I know they have a very tough lineup right now. Hopefully, he can join that with a good, left-handed bat.”

Mathis added Williamson has meant a lot to the Trojan program over the past four years.

“We’re going to miss him a lot from being our shortstop this year and in the middle of the lineup,” Mathis added. “But, I am extremely proud of how he played these past four years and in his senior year.”

Williamson is one of four local players to sign with the Eagles this spring as teammate Brady Byars and Dyer County’s Trey Tarkington and Kole Fenton also signed with Dyersburg State.

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