BASEBALL: North Port’s Pavlue resigns, Mayer takes over

By Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports

NORTH PORT — North Port High School baseball coach Dan Pavlue has resigned due to “family matters,” athletic director Tony Miller told The Sun Friday afternoon.

Pavlue’s assistant Miles Mayer has been promoted to head coach, effective immediately, after spending the last three seasons with the team.

“We decided Coach Mayer would be the best fit to continue the direction of our baseball program,” Miller said. “Coach Mayer’s background as an educator, previous experience as a baseball coach, familiarity with the students, and keen understanding of the needs of our community were key factors in this decision.”

Prior to joining the staff in North Port, Mayer was a teacher and a coach in Wisconsin. His previous coaching stops include assistant coach at Grafton High School from 2011-2013. He was also the head coach of Edgewood College Fall Instructional High School Baseball League 2011-2012, and JV assistant coach at Verona High School in 2013.

In a release sent out by Miller, Mayer said he “is excited for this opportunity and to be put in this great position” and is “also honored to have the support of his coaches and administration.”

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