A Carrollton High School graduate with a wealth of experience and knowledge in baseball will lead the varsity Trojan baseball team following the recent announcement of Scott Johnson’s retirement.
Class of 2003 alumnus Trent Bianco is moving into the role of head baseball coach.
Bianco was a four-year starter in both baseball and football during his time at CHS. After graduating, he attended Columbus State University on a baseball scholarship where he was a catcher for the Cougars. He made two appearances at the Division 2 College World Series, and the team finished as National Runner-Up his senior year.
Bianco just wrapped up his ninth season as the head baseball coach for the Heard County Braves where he also served as the county’s athletic director.
While coaching for the Braves, Bianco led the baseball team to playoffs each year, with the exception of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program won its first region championship in 30 years and had three Elite Eight appearances as well as four Sweet 16 appearances. Bianco was also on the softball coaching staff from 2014-2020 and was part of two state championship teams during that time.
Before accepting the job at Heard County in 2014, Bianco worked at CHS where he taught math and was an assistant coach for the baseball, softball and wrestling teams.
“I'm excited about coming back to Carrollton because it's where I'm from,” he said. “I would not be who I am personally and professionally if so many great teachers and coaches didn't pour into me as a student-athlete during my time as a Trojan. Having the opportunity to do the same thing with our student-athletes at CHS is something I can't wait to do.”
CHS Athletic Director Paul Fitz-Simons said he believes Bianco is a great fit for the job.
“I have known Coach Bianco for years and have worked with him in several capacities,” he said. “He is one of the best baseball coaches in the state of Georgia and I know he will lead our athletes well. I am excited to see what he accomplishes as he comes back to his alma mater.”
Bianco and his wife, Courtney, live in Carrollton and they are expecting their first child this summer.
“Having grown up in Carrollton, I know how much everyone supports the school system,” he said. “I have first-hand experience with how special the community is and can't wait to get to work with everyone.”