Earlier this season Franklin County baseball coach Deron McDonald reached a milestone with his 300th career victory.
Now McDonald has decided to step down as the Flyers’ head coach at the end of this season.
“I feel like at this point I need to spend more time coaching my own kids,” McDonald said. “They’re at the age where I’m missing all their games, I’m missing all their activities.
“As much as I love coaching I need to focus on my kids at this point.”
McDonald and his wife Stacy have two sons – Jordan, 10, and Cameron, 7.
“I’m going to coach their teams for a few years,” McDonald said. “If I’m fortunate enough when they get a little bit older I might get back into it.
“But at this point I’m missing way too many of their activities.”
FCHS was McDonald’s first head coaching job, and he’s in his 14th year at the helm of the Flyer baseball program.
Franklin County is now 28-8-1 after beating Frankfort High Tuesday in the first round of the 41st District Tournament.
The Flyers play Woodford County tonight for the district championship.