Former McCook Community College record-holder Derron Davis joins the Northeast baseball coaching staff as an assistant under head coach Marcus Clapp in 2019.
The Las Vegas native comes to Northeast after playing professional baseball overseas for the Trebic Nuclears of the Czech Republic. Davis was named Player of the Year in 2018 and was a Czech Extraliga All-Star. Prior to professional baseball, Davis was a member of the Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team where he recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. In the summer of 2018, Davis played for the Medford Rogues of the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League in Medford, Oregon, a prominent summer collegiate baseball league.
Davis transferred to CSU-Pueblo from NCAA DI Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. At Winthrop, he recorded a .365 batting average and was named a team captain in 2017. Before Winthrop, he was a record-setting outfielder under head coach Jon Olsen at McCook in McCook, Neb. Davis hit a record 71 singles in a season, while batting .381 and earning First Team All-Region honors. He was also named McCook Athlete of the Year and was the Spirit Award winner, while graduating with honors.
Davis graduated from Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas that is nationally recognized each year in high school baseball. At Sierra Vista, he was a three-year letterwinner and starter under head coach Nate Selby. In high school, Davis played against current professional baseball players like Joey Gallo and Bryce Harper.
He will be responsible for recruiting, facilitating practices and game management at Northeast.