Born and raised in Raleigh. N.C. Graduated from Enloe HS, where he played basketball. Served six years in the military out of high school. Retired in 2010 after 28 years in law enforcement. Coached baseball from t-ball to high school, including Little League, AAU, USSSA and State Games of NC championships. Also coached the Raleigh Police Department to a championship in the NC Police and fire Olympics. Starting third year as St. David's varsity baseball coach. Just completed his first year as the Middle School Boys B team head coach.
The varsity baseball Warriors earned their first victory this spring, 6-5 in 10 innings, over South Wake Academy of Holly Springs Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Paxton Williams singled up the middle to score Jake Shelton to cap the game-winning rally. St. David’s (1-4) led 4-0 after two innings, but the Lions battled back to tie the score in the sixth, then took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the 10thbefore Luke Fuller started the Warriors rally with a lead-off single. Shelton and Ford Everett walked to load the bases, then Andy Plyler singled off the pitcher’s glove to score Fuller and tie the score. Williams then drove the first pitch up the middle for the game-winner. “I am proud of the way we didn’t give up after having the early lead,” said coach David Simmons. “Jake and Ed Carey were great on the mound and got us out of some tight spots. Paxton came through when we needed him. Shelton struck out 10 Lions over 6.1 innings, while Carey got the win with six strikeouts over 3.2 innings. Fuller and Williams had two hits each to lead the Warriors offense.
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The Warriors upper school teams took two out of three games at Parrott Academy Friday. The JV boys stormed back from 15 points down to start the fourth quarter to prevail 60-58. "Our sophomore leaders encouraged their teammates to play their best and they did," said coach Charles Graves, whose team is 5-12. "Our defensive pressure was outstanding in the fourth quarter and we forced turnovers that led to quick scores. I'm proud of our guys for not giving up." Judson Thompson led the scoring with 22 points, including three three-pointers. Hank Madden added 10. The girls won their eighth straight game, 31-13, to go to 10-8 and maintain first place in the EPIC with a 4-0 record. Karis New had a game-high 12 points, while Grace Haile added nine. The boys could not complete the sweep, as they fell 54-45 after a 17-14 lead after the first quarter. SDS (11-11, 1-3) trailed 38-36 after three quarters and couldn’t overcome foul trouble and poor shooting down the stretch. “We just couldn’t make shots,” said coach Will Coley. “We played hard, but the ball didn’t go in. Parrott played well at home and it was a disappointing road loss for us.” All three teams continue conference play at Grace Christian Tuesday.
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