Clarksville Academy Baseball

Jake Peterson Clarksville AcademyClarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private school is proud to announce Wade Smith as the new Director of Baseball Operations.  This position will allow Smith to serve in a leadership position for the entire program including both the intermediate school baseball and varsity baseball teams.  Smith has been the head baseball coach for Clarksville Academy since 2005.  He recently led the team to a stellar season where the Cougars won a school record 25 games and advanced to the Sectional game versus Loretto.  Smith was named the Leaf Chronicle All-Area Coach of the year. Head of School, Dr. Kay Drew stated, “Wade Smith has played a significant role in building a successful baseball program for our school and we look forward to his continued leadership. Wade is a veteran baseball coach who will provide great guidance and knowledge to our baseball program, coaches, and student-athletes.”

Jake Peterson will assume the head coaching responsibilities for the Varsity Baseball team.  Peterson has been with CA for six years as an assistant varsity baseball coach and as Athletic Director.

Peterson has eleven years of baseball coaching experience.  Prior to joining Clarksville Academy, Peterson served as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University for five seasons, where he was heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the program, served as the hitting coach, infield coach and also assisted in recruiting.

Dr. Drew commented, “We are pleased to announce these changes and additions to our baseball program at CA.  Jake Peterson’s transition to head coach is a natural fit.  His solid reputation and family values continue the legacy set by Wade Smith’s successful coaching style.  Jake’s experience brings a championship mentality that will produce positive results and team advancement.”

Darren Baxter joins CA’s baseball program as the intermediate school baseball coach.  Baxter, of BFS Insurance, has over seven years of baseball coaching experience.  Devin Hightower, this season’s intermediate school baseball coach, will be moving to varsity baseball as an assistant coach.

Clarksville Academy is excited about this new era in Cougar Baseball.  For more information on our Clarksville Academy, CA athletics, or CA baseball visit

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