Hoover submitted his resignation Wednesday as the head baseball coach at Daniel Boone. He said he will pursue opportunities in the ministry.
“I have felt led in this direction for some time, and now is the time to honor God’s call on my life,” said Hoover. “The program is healthy, and I look forward to cheering on our guys in the future.”
Hoover’s team was eliminated from the District 1-AAA baseball tournament on Monday with a loss to Tennessee High.
During his 14-year tenure as head coach, Hoover’s record was 258-189. He said his best season was 2009, when Boone went 21-7 and finished second in the conference with a mark of 12-4.
“I have been fortunate enough to coach 24 players who have gone on to play in college,” said Hoover. “I will miss the relationships with the players and fellow coaches. I enjoyed the competition and the great games throughout the years.”
Hoover’s teams were always known as challengers to bigger schools like Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill and Tennessee High. This year’s team opened the season with a 2-1 loss to D-B, but beat the Indians 1-0 in the second game of the series.
Later, the Trailblazers knocked off Science Hill by a score of 5-0. Boone completed the trifecta with an 8-6 win over Tennessee High.
Hoover’s team nearly reached the winners’ bracket final of the district, losing a heartbreaking 5-4 decision to Science Hill in 10 innings.