Panama City, FL -- Bay Principal Billy May is making some coaching changes in both the school's football and baseball programs.
May has confirmed to Newschannel 7 Sports that he's not renewing the one-year contract of Head Football Coach Frank Sorrells and Head Baseball Coach Freddie York is retiring.
In terms of the football job, May says he wants the program to be led by a coach who is interested in being around for the long term. Coach Sorrells was not expected to coach beyond the next couple of years. May has not yet named a replacement for Sorrells, who Friday night will lead the Tornadoes on to the field at Tommy Oliver for two quarters of play in the Spring Jamboree. Coach Sorrells did speak briefly with us on the phone, saying he was blindsided by this decision, adding it's fair to say he did want to come back next season
as Head Coach.
As for the baseball program, May says coach York told him back in the Fall this would be his last season in the Bay dugout. York coached the Tornadoes for 3 winning seasons, with a combined record of 51 and 31. In two of those three seasons, Bay made it to the State playoffs. May has already hired York's successor, that is Mosley, Gulf Coast and Florida State alum Daniel Davidson. Davidson was drafted in 2003 by the Angels, and eventually made it to the big leagues for a short stint with the Angels in 2009.