By Collin Brooks
After a career that spanned almost three decades, David Crockett baseball coach Scott Hagy has rounded third base and is now heading home. Hagy, who has spent 30 years coaching the sport, including the past two decades as head coach at David Crockett, is stepping down, effective immediately.
“I’ve been coaching going on 30 years and that is an awfully long time and it’s time. It’s time to step away and give it to someone else,” Hagy said. “It’s honestly something that has been running through my mind the past couple of years.”
He said that spending so much time away from his family finally took a toll on him and he plans on spending his future days with his family. Hagy admitted that he didn’t know how he would feel the void, but said that his wife would surely answer that question.
“I am going to spend more time at home and that is long overdue,” he said. “I am going to spend more time with my wife and three kids. They’re grown-up now, but my first grandchild is coming in February and that played a large part in it.
“That is what I am looking forward to is stepping away and looking forward to another chapter.”
Some of Hagy’s fondest memories revolve around the diamond at David Crockett, including his teams in 2009 and 2010, that made trips to the state-sectional tournament, but ran into the buzzsaw that was Farragut baseball. That was in the middle of Farragut winning four consecutive state championships. But the joy of having his family on the diamond with him also helped.
“Some of my greatest joys were being able to coach my son and having my daughter with me for four years to keep the scorebook,” Hagy said. “There are just a lot of special memories from relationships with coaches throughout the state and relationships with all my players. That is kind of what I am taking away from it.”
He said that he plans on remaining at David Crockett in his current assistant principal role. David Crockett athletic director Josh Kite was not immediately available for comment. Check Wednesday’s News & Neighbor for more information.