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Former Panola College AD Jacke Davis dies

Jake Davis (Panola College)
Jake Davis (Panola College)(Panola College)
Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 5:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 8:08 PM CDT
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CARTHAGE, Texas (KTRE) - Panola College has announced that former Director of Athletics and former baseball coach Jacke Davis has died.

Davis was the baseball coach for Panola College from 1981-1996. Once he resigned from that position he became the Athletic Director until he retired in 2000. He became a member of the school’s Hall of Fame in 2008.

“Mr. Davis played professional baseball for a total of eight seasons, including a short time in the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies,” a statement from the school stated in a Facebook post. “He came to Panola College in 1981, following a nine-year stint at Carthage High School.”

Davis’ stats were a source of pride for the school.

“Throughout his time at Panola College, Mr. Davis compiled a record of 501 wins and 292 losses, eight conference championships and nine trips to the NJCAA regional playoffs. He was selected as the conference Coach of the Year on eight different occasions. Mr. Davis coached seven NJCAA All-Americans, three NJCAA Academic All-Americans, and five Major League players. 38 of his players were drafted in the MLB amateur draft and 118 signed with universities all over the United States.”

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