PETERSBURG – The Tri-County Conference will have an interesting family rivalry come next spring.
Pending board approval Monday, Summerfield has chosen Travis Pant to be the next Bulldog varsity baseball coach.
Pant, a Whiteford graduate, is the son of Whiteford varsity baseball coach Terry Pant. He will take over for Darrell Polter who retired at the close of the 2014 baseball season. Pant will turn 23 just before baseball season starts in the spring.
Pant was an All-State pitcher for the Bobcats and also played football and basketball. He is enrolled in Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, where he also serves as the director of basketball operations. He’s been the junior varsity basketball coach at Whiteford and also has helped his father with the Bobcat baseball program and has coached summer baseball.
“I already told him he can’t wash his orange and black uniform at home,” said his father, Terry, now in his fifth season as the Bobcat varsity baseball coach.
Polter won 17 TCC baseball titles in his Bulldog career, tying him with Sand Creek’s Ernie Ayers (boys track) for the most league title won by a coach in one sport in conference history.