Former Pingree School baseball coach Chris Powers will take over one of New England's most prestigious prep school vacancies in recent years after accepting the head coaching position at Phillips Andover.
Powers will replace Kevin Graber, who presided over New England's top prep program over the last 12 seasons. Phillips Andover won four of the last eight CNEPSBL championships under Graber, including one last spring. Graber recently accepted a position as a complex coordinator and minor league manager for the Chicago Cubs.
Powers has an impressive resume of his own when it comes to building and maintaining a top prep program in New England. He took over the Pingree baseball program in 2004 before posting a record of 179-88 over 12 seasons. He also started the school's football program in 2005 and led his teams to a record of 68-39 over 12 seasons.
For the past four baseball seasons, Powers served as head coach at Landon School in Bethesda, Md., where he was tasked with overseeing a rebuilding effort. His final two teams made postseason runs to the league championship series. Powers originally planned to serve as an assistant coach on Graber's staff in 2023.