MIKE DAVIDSON enters his second year as head baseball coach and 20th overall with Seward County in 2019-20. In his first season as head coach, Davidson guided the Saints to a 17-15 record in the Jayhawk West and 26-27 overall.
In Davidson’s 19 years with the Saints, Seward County has won 11 Jayhawk West Conference championships (2001-2005, 2007,2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, & 2015). The Saints overall record with Davidson as assistant coach is 607-364 (.658). Under Davidson’s guidance, the Seward County hitters have ranked in the Top 25 in the NJCAA in team batting average in seven different seasons including 2014, when the Saints finished 6th in the country in hitting at .341. In 2002, Davidson helped lead SCCC to a 50-16 overall record, while the Seward County hitters shattered the record books posting all-time school records in batting average (.385), runs scored (666), base hits (790), doubles (164), home runs (117) and RBI (613).
Also in 2002, Davidson helped produce the NJCAA National Batting Champion (Matt Wells, .488 batting average), NJCAA Home Run and RBI Champion and NJCAA Player of the Year (Cory Patton, 31 home runs and 120 RBI) and the player who had the most stolen bases with the best stolen base percentage in the nation (Alex Sianez, 29-for-29 stolen bases). In 2002, the Saints led the nation in base hits (790) with the next closest team 57 hits behind them. The 2002 team also posted the fourth highest batting average in the country (.385).
In 2014 and 2015, Davidson helped the Saints to a Jayhawk West Conference Championship while also guiding catcher Brent Williams to all-time Seward County records in hits and doubles.
The Saints were also crowned Jayhawk West Champions in 2013 under Davidson's guidance. Seward led the Jayhawk West in hitting at .307 and were second in the region with that .307 mark. The Saints won three games at the Region VI Tournament and fell just one win short of yet another championship game appearance. He coached four 1st Team All-Conference performers and four All-Region selections.
In 2011 Davidson helped lead the Saints to their second Juco World Series. The Saints won twgames at the tournament for the first time in school history and finished in 6th place. Seward was 46-20 on the season, their most wins since 2004 while winning the Jayhawk West, the Liberal Sub-Regional, and the Region VI Championships.
In 2004, Davidson helped lead SCCC to their best season in school history when they made their first-ever appearance at the NJCAA World Series and captured the Saints first ever NJCAA Region VI Tournament championship. In 2004, the Saints hit .348 ranking third in the NJCAA.
In the 2009 and 2010 seasons Davidson helped take the Saints to the Region VI Championship Game where they fell just short of reaching the NJCAA World Series. During the 2012 season, the Saints finished just 33-25 overall but were able to once again clinch the #1 seed for the Region VI Tournament and hosted the Liberal Sub-Regional.
In the past eight seasons alone, Davidson has recruited and help send over 30 Saints to Division 1 schools.
In 18 seasons as assistant coach, Davidson has led the Seward County offense to an overall team batting average of .327. The Saints have averaged 125 doubles and 40 home runs per season during that time span.
Davidson has coached 12 NJCAA All-Americans and 145 players at SCCC who have advanced to play collegiately at the NCAA Division I, II or NAIA level. In 19 years of coaching at the junior college and high school levels, Davidson has coached 75 players who have been drafted in the MLB Draft or who have signed professional contracts with Major League Baseball organizations.
Before coming to SCCC, Davidson spent four years (1997-2000) as an assistant coach at Vernon College in Vernon, Texas. In that time the Chaparrals had an overall record of 134-91 (.596), including a NJCAA Region 5 Tournament Runner-Up finish in 1999. From 1996-2000, Davidson was an assistant coach with the Burkburnett (TX) Blacksox (AABC-Connie Mack) where they compiled an overall record of 257-81. Davidson took the Blacksox to five State Championship Tournaments and reached three American Amateur Baseball Congress Regional Tournaments.
Davidson spent three summers coaching the Liberal Bee Jays, two seasons as the assistant coach (2001-2002) and one season managing the Bee Jays in 2003. In that time span, the Bee Jays made three consecutive appearances at the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. Davidson led the Bee Jays to back-to-back 7th place finishes in 2001 and 2002 and to a 20th place finish in 2003. Davidson coached five players with the Bee Jays who were selected in the top five rounds of the MLB Draft, including Hunter Pence (San Francisco Giants). A total of 23 Bee Jays were drafted during the three years Davidson coached the semi-pro organization.
Davidson is originally from Lubbock, Texas, where he attended Lubbock Monterey H.S. before playing collegiately at Vernon College and Hardin Simmons University. Davidson received his Associates degree from Vernon College in 1994 and his Bachelor’s degree in 1997 from Hardin Simmons University. Davidson is also an instructor at SCCC. Davidson’s wife, Jeri Ann, teaches at MacArthur Elementary School. Mike and Jeri Ann have a daughter, Emma.
The Davidson File:
Seward County C.C. (Head Coach): 2018-Present
Seward County C.C. (Assistant Coach): 2000-2018
Vernon College (Assistant Coach): 1996-2000