After 17 seasons and 337 victories, Scott Davis has decided to step down as Wesleyan baseball coach the school announced today.
Davis' Trojans teams won five state championships and 14 conference championships, and he was named conference coach of the year nine times. He also helped develop a number of future professional baseball players, including San Diego Padres star Wil Myers.
“We are so grateful to Coach Davis for the energy and time he has invested in Wesleyan’s baseball program and our school throughout these 17 years,” Glen Foster, Wesleyan's athletics director, said in a news release. “During his time here he has guided these athletes as they grew into men on and off the field. His teams have represented the Lord with humility and perseverance, and his record speaks for itself.”
Davis was named N.C. Baseball Coaches Association (NCBA) state coach of the year in 2018. In 2017, Davis’ Trojans team finished the season ranked No. 9 in the country by USA Today and his 2018 squad was No. 14.
“During his career at Wesleyan, Coach Davis has helped send more than 30 players on to college baseball careers," Foster said, "which speaks to his expertise, his passion and his ability to bring out the best in these young men.”
Davis played baseball at Louisburg Junior College in 1984 and 1985, then transferred to N.C. State and played for the Wolfpack in 1986 and 1987.
Davis is looking forward to spending more time with his family, including wife Jennifer, son Luke and daughter Tatum, as well as continuing to run the business he built in 2000, Luke Leather Furniture.
“With a reputation for honoring Christ first, serving as a mentor to literally hundreds of young men, and possessing a final record of 337-90, Wesleyan Christian has great love and respect for Coach Davis," high school Principal Tim Rickman said. "I told him this morning, ‘I will ride shotgun anytime he’s in the driver’s seat.' For these reasons, we are sad to see him retire, but his impact on our school and our baseball program will be felt for years to come."