Mount Dora Christian Academy is excited to announce the hiring of Coach James Bayly as the school’s head softball coach.
Bayly joins the MDCA team with 20 years of coaching experience. Prior to accepting the position at MDCA, Bayly served as the head softball coach at Lake Brantley High school for the past 10 seasons where he compiled a list of accomplishments including conference and district championships, coach of the year, and an overall 70% winning percentage. Coach Bayly is also very connected in the travel softball world. MDCA’s Director of Athletics, Megan Ziegelhofer says, “Coach Bayly is an outstanding addition to our staff at MDCA! Our softball program has been very successful over the years and Coach Bayly has what it takes to elevate it to an even higher level. He will be an asset to the Mount Dora Christian family and a tremendous Christian influence on our female student-athletes.”
Bayly replaces former head coach, Josh Swearingen who moved back to his hometown in Jacksonville to be closer to his family. Swearingen compiled a 115-41 win-loss record during his 6 seasons at MDCA with 5 district championships, 4 regional championships, and 4 final four appearances.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the culture that MDCA manifests. Due to my extensive coaching expertise, I know that I will be able to continue building on the legacy of faith, education, and service while expanding the softball program.”