Sam Dozier has decided to step down as the head baseball coach at Country Day School. After 33 years as head coach in the New Orleans Metro area high school programs, Coach Dozier feels it is time for someone else to take the lead.
“It is time for me to give more time and energy to my family who has supported me for many years,” said Coach Dozier, who will cherish all the special relationships that he has developed with the many players he has coached. “I have truly enjoyed the every day journey with my players.”
Coach Dozier will continue teaching and coaching at Country Day in the middle school football and baseball programs.
Coach Dozier began his coaching career at River Oaks Academy in 1982-1986. He was then hired to be the head baseball at St. Martin’s Episcopal School where he guided the Saints to an undefeated record in 1991 culminating in a 2A State Championship. He was at St. Martin’s for 14 years and was recently inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. Sam Dozier also coached at Jesuit High School for seven years and was their varsity baseball head coach for two seasons when he guided the Blue Jays to the State Championship in 2007 before going into private business for one year.
In 2008, Coach Dozier returned to coaching baseball at Country Day School and has led the Cajuns to eight consecutive playoff appearances and to the semi-finals in the 2012 season. He compiled a 123-79 record in his eight years at Country Day.
Country Day’s Athletic Director Mike McGuire says, “Coach Dozier has given a tremendous amount of energy and expertise to the players that he has coached for 33 years. He is a great person, coach and mentor to so many people here at Country Day and everywhere he has coached. I know he will be missed by our players and fellow high school coaches, but I’m glad to have him stay at Country Day to help with our middle school athletes.”