Davidson Out as Bay Baseball Head Coach

Panama City, FL---After three seasons guiding the Bay Baseball program, Daniel Davidson is out as the team's head coach.

Coach Davidsion telling NewsChannel 7 Sports Wednesday afternoon the decision to leave was not his, and he's a little surprised and disappointed he's not going to be able to continue leading the young men in the program.

Coach Davidson says he was told yesterday the school was going to advertise his job.

Davidson, a Mosley alum, who played college ball at Florida State, then got drafted, and eventually pitched in the majors, took over at Bay in the summer of 2011.

In three seasons with the Tornadoes, he posted a record of 19-27. The 2012 team finished as district runner-up, making it to the region semi's that year.

The Tornadoes finished just 1-19 in 2013, but showed marked improvement this year, a 12-15 record.

Coach Davidson says to NewsChannel 7 Sports he felt like the program was trending up, making his dismissal that much tougher.

Bay A.D. Vern Barth says to NewsChannel 7 Sports they expect to have a new coach in place before the start of the school year. For now, assistant Andrew Starr will serve as interim coach and guide the summer program.