Title - Varsity Head Baseball Coach
Primary Responsibilities: Pitchers and Outfielders
Education Background –
Ph.D. – Curriculum and Instruction (Social Studies Education), N.C. State University
M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction (Social Studies Education), Campbell University, 2009
B.A. – History, The University of Akron (Ohio), 2004
B.A. – Social Studies Education (Grades 6-12), The University of Akron (Ohio), 2004
A native of Copley, Ohio, Coach Dague started his coaching career as the Varsity Assistant Head Coach/Pitching Coach at Revere High School (Ohio). During his eleven years at Jack Britt High School, Coach Dague has taught World History, AP World History, and AP European History. During this time he also spent two summers as a faculty member at the University of Richmond’s Governor’s School for the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts where he co-created a class on the history of global revolutions as told through a variety of social, artistic, and political lenses. He has also been fortunate to participate in a myriad of educational and professional opportunities which includes Governor Easley’s Real D.E.A.L. Initiative and The Educational Trust’s Dispelling the Myth. Coach Dague was also awarded the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction (2009), the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction (2010), and was named a 2010 Fellow for the Goethe Institut Trans-Atlantic Outreach Program. He is also an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.
Prior to becoming the Head Coach in June 2010, he served as the Varsity Assistant Head Coach for one year and acted as the Junior Varsity Head Coach for four years. In his first three seasons as the Head Coach, the Buccaneers have improved in their win total each season, making the NCHSAA state tournament in each season.
2015 (13-13, 7-5 in the Mid-South Conference, 4th place)
2014 (15-10, 8-4 in the Mid-South Conference, 3rd place)
2013 (15-12, 8-4 in the Mid-South Conference, T-2nd place)
2012 (12-15, 7-5 in the Mid-South Conference, T-3rd place)
2011 (10-13, 7-5 in the Mid-South Conference, 4th place)
Total 65-63 overall 37-23 in the Mid-South Conference
Over the past six years, Coach Dague has served as both an assistant coach (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) and the head coach (2013, 2016) for Region Four in the Powerade State Games. Region Four finished in 2013 and played for the Bronze Medal. In 2015, Region 4 finished 3-1 and earned the Silver Medal.
Last but certainly not least, Coach Dague would like to dedicate this season, and all seasons to follow, to his late father and best friend James E. Dague who lost his courageous battle with cancer in October 2002. May you look kindly upon us with love and support.