Coconut Creek baseball coach Roger Davidson picks up his 400th career win

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Coconut Creek baseball coach Roger Davidson has been a fixture in the Broward County high school baseball community for more than two decades. 

Thursday night, he reached a career milestone when the Cougars earned a 12-3 win over Hallandale. The victory marked the 400th career win in Davidson's career. 

While Davidson is understandably proud of his personal accomplishment, he was especially excited for his players. Coconut Creek has struggled this season, but the win gave everyone a boost. 

“This hasn’t been one of our better years, but our kids have hung in there and I’m happy for them,” he said. “We’ve lost 7, 8, 9 games in a row, but last night, everyone in the lineup contributed. Everyone got hits and most of them had RBIs. I was happy about that. I’m happy for my kids.”

In his career, Davidson has helped more than a few of his former players move on to the next level. One of his most well-known former players? 

Current Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos (a Creek alum), who is scheduled to take the mound Friday against the Marlins. 

Davidson has coached high school baseball for 40 years. He coached in Alabama before heading to South Florida and started his stint here in Broward County at Deerfield Beach. He's been at Creek for the past 13 seasons. 

“I don’t like moving around to different schools,” Davidson said. “I haven’t done this by myself. I’ve been very blessed with a lot of great young men that have played for me, assistant coaches that have been supportive. I feel blessed and fortunate.”

 

 

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