The Covington Cougars played their final game in school history last Tuesday night when they were beaten by Parry McCluer. The school will consolidate with Alleghany and in just a couple short weeks, all students at both schools will officially be Alleghany Cougars.
Senior utility player, David Crowder will not be among the combining of the rosters but will look back fondly on his playing days and being a senior on the last team in school history. Crowder sat down for some questions about his season, experiences and what comes next for him in the near future.
VR: How does it feel to be on the last Covington team, and what will you take from that in the future?
Crowder: Knowing this is the very last Covington cougar baseball game has been hard to truly comprehend. But this is only the end of one chapter and the start of a new one.
VR: Do you feel your school was a bit overlooked the last couple years as a school and a sports program?
Crowder: I feel as though Covington High School has been overlooked for quite a few years. We have had some great potential come from this school academically and physically.
VR: How did your sports career at Covington help you on and off the field?
Crowder: Playing sports has helped me realize that you aren’t alone in life. The people I played with have become family to me. They have taught me to always keep my head up no matter what happens.
VR: How has your family impacted your career?
Crowder: My dad and stepmother have always kept me on the right path and to stay focused on my future.
VR: How was it playing for coach Hall? With his future in doubt, do you feel he will be given a chance to coach at Alleghany next year?
Crowder: Coach Hall did a good job being there, but coach Todd Cook has been the best coach I could’ve ever asked for. I would really hope to see him at the new school coaching varsity baseball, and I believe coach Cook would create opportunities for the upcoming student athletes.
VR: What are your plans after graduation?
Crowder: I’m going to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College for the Heavy diesel machinery class.