STANFORD - Jimmy Hill stepped down as Lincoln County baseball coach Tuesday, saying he was ready to get away from the year-round nature of the game.
"To be competitive at the level I want to be competitive at, you have to play a fall schedule, do a lot of weightlifting in the winter, and commit to play in the summer as well," Hill said. "The amount of time I put in is very, very intense. This is something I've been thinking about since last season."
Hill will stay on as a social studies teacher at the high school.
He said he spent this summer traveling across the country attending major league baseball games and spending time at the beach.
"It's really almost a case of burnout," Hill said. "After a year, who knows what will happen and where things might lead me. It's just a case where I needed a year, at least, to take a break."