Covington County Recreation Board names Rodgers as next baseball president

Published 2:45 pm Monday, January 8, 2024

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The Covington County Recreation Board unanimously approved Daniel Rodgers as its new boys’ baseball president at a meeting held on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Rodgers will oversee all baseball operations for Covington County’s Youth Rec League, which consists of ages 5 through 16.

“Some of my best memories growing up were participating in Covington County baseball. I am thankful for rec league baseball because it provides opportunities for kids to participate in team sports, build relationships, and learn valuable lessons. I am excited for this opportunity because first and foremost, my kids participate, and I love being involved with what my kids are involved in. I’m hoping to carry on the rich tradition that Covington County Baseball has established for itself,” Rodgers said.

Board Chairman Jed Blackwell praised Rodgers’ work ethic and thanked him for taking on the position.

“Daniel is a very highly respected, high character, hard-working gentleman who is very well qualified to lead our baseball league now and into the future. Many people recommended him for this position. We’re very grateful he accepted this position and for his desire to work with our youth in our community,” Blackwell said.

Rodgers currently serves as the assistant principal at Straughn Elementary School and Straughn Middle School. He and his wife Danielle Rodgers are the parents of four boys: Terry, Rayden, Jones, and Joel.

In other business, the board appointed Matt Moore as the Pleasant Home baseball liaison, Derek Williamson as the Red Level baseball liaison, and Jerrica Copeland as the Red Level softball liaison. All appointed positions of the Covington County Recreation Board serve the community as volunteers.

Covington County baseball and softball will hold sign-ups for the 2024 season at Pleasant Home School, Red Level School, Straughn Elementary School, Straughn Middle School, and Straughn High School beginning Monday, Jan. 29. Registration will run for two weeks until Friday, Feb. 9.

“I am humbled and thankful for Mr. Jed Blackwell and the Covington County Rec Board for giving me this opportunity to serve our community,” Rodgers said.