Bay County coaching changes heat up offseason

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 06:00 PM.

Dog days of summer often are something altogether different at Bay District Schools as principals and athletic directors are busy finalizing not only faculties, but coaching staffs as well.

County high schools have a number of head coaching vacancies still open at this point, and all administrators spoken to are confident they will be filled within the coming month.

At Bay, it was announced on Wednesday that head baseball coach Daniel Davidson will not return for a fourth season. The Tornadoes are advertising the baseball position internally, then district-wide before opening up to resumes from outside the county.

Bay athletic director Vern Barth said that principal Billy May expects to have the position filled before school starts on Aug. 19.

“He told the parents that we will have a coach in place for fall ball,” Barth said.

Barth said the baseball opening in the lone vacancy on Bay’s coaching staff heading into the school year.

Rutherford athletic director Kirk Harrell said that the Rams have additional hires to make since Rob Armstrong came onboard for football and Matt Treadway for boys soccer in the spring.

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