2011 World Series champion Jason Motte, has landed the head coach job at Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) in Memphis Tennessee.
The school announced during their preseason dinner Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 that the interim label will be removed as Motte will be serving as the team’s permanent head coach going forward.
Motte was previously named pitching coach at CBHS after 2 seasons as part of the staff with the University of Memphis Tigers. In August of 2021, legendary baseball coach Buster Kelso was removed as the school’s head coach and Motte was named interim coach at that time.
Jason will have huge shoes to fill, as Kelso is the winningest baseball coach in Tennessee state history with over 1,100 wins and 9 state titles in 36 seasons at CBHS.
In a statement released by the school on Feb. 22, Motte (39) addressed the new position by saying “I am honored for the opportunity to lead the young men of this program,” and went on to mention “I hope to instill values that transcend the baseball field while we strive to continue the winning tradition that is CBHS baseball.”
Christian Brothers High School is a private Roman-Catholic, non-profit, all-boys college preparatory educational institution, which was established 151 years ago in 1871.
Notable allumni include 2 x World Series Champion & St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Tim McCarver, who played for the Purple Wave prior to being drafted by the Cardinals in 1959.
Jason Motte had quite the career, after being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher and transitioning to a pitcher. He spent 6 of his 9 MLB seasons with the Cardinals (also playing for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies & Atlanta Braves), and helped the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals win their 11th World Series championship.
He and his wife, Caitlin (who is the girls’ basketball coach at St. Agnes) established the Jason Motte Foundation in 2011, which continues to benefit families that have been affected by pediatric cancer.
We wish Jason all the best with his head coaching position, and appreciate all of his contributions that he and his wife continue to make, positively impacted their players, as well as the children & families they help with their foundations.