Boddy stepping down as head baseball coach

Jon Boddy is stepping down as the head coach of Navarre’s baseball team after a three-year run.

The chance to spend more time with his family is the reason behind his decision. He has two younger children, including a 7-year-old, and two in high school as well.

“It’s just the time. It’s not like I want to go anywhere else. I love it here. I love Navarre. I’m going to be staying on as a teacher, and I’d like to stay as long as I can,” Boddy said.

This past season was the 23rd in coaching for Boddy, and it was a good one as the Raiders won their first district championship since 2015, defeating Niceville on the Eagles’ home turf for the crown.

“There is not a better feeling than seeing the kids have success. Going to Niceville and winning on their turf, that’s the best. I have a lot of memories as a coach, and those are great. I will cherish them.”

Navarre athletic director Scott Murphy said the position for the opening has been posted and he hopes to see it filled before the new school year begins in August.

“Jon did a great job for us,” Murphy said. “I can guarantee the young men in our baseball program that they won’t be short-changed. We will find a good coach to take the job.”

Read more in the June 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit to view subscription options.

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