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David Moates - State College of Florida

Favorite Team: Texas Rangers
Favorite Player: David Price
Best Advice: "Play as hard the last third of the season as you do the first third."

Coaching Experience:
State College of Florida (7 years)
Lakewood Ranch (10 years)
Palmetto High School (3 years)

Playing Experience:
Washington Senators, Texas Ranges, New York Yankees
Florida State University

Biography:
This summer marks Moates’ 16th summer working with IMG Academy.  The most experienced of the IMG Academy 14U Wood Bat Coaches, Moates is currently the Assistant Coach at the State College of Florida.  After attending Manatee Community College and Florida State University, Moates was selected in the MLB draft by the Washington Senators.  A centerfielder, Moates played in parts of three Major League seasons with the Texas Rangers.

Best moment as a player/coach/fan:
"As a player, it was winning the State Championship as a sophomore in 1968 while batting 5 for 5. As a head coach, it was winning a State Championship in 2003."

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