Mars Hill baseball Josh Willingham

Former big leaguer Josh Willingham speaks about his decision to become Mars Hill’s new baseball coach Thursday during a press conference held in the school's gymnasium. [DAN BUSEY/TIMESDAILY]

FLORENCE — Josh Willingham might not have realized it at the time, but five years ago he was a recruiting target.

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