January Awards Banquet honors AHSAA State Champion Coaches: L to R: Barry Dean (ALABCA Executive Director), Sean Anderson (Pelham HS), Drew Miller (G.W. Long HS), Derek Irons (Charles Henderson HS), William Booth (Hartselle HS), Steve Savarese (AHSAA Executive Director), Greg Brewer (AHSAA), Lee Gann (ALABCA Board Member)
2014 "First Pitch" Dinner & Silent Auction features several big leaguers. L to R: John Rocker (Atlanta Braves), Barry Dean (ALABCA), Lou Thornton (Toronto Blue Jays), Jerome Walton (Chicago Cubs, 1989 NL Rookie of the Year) & Todd Jones, Keynote Speaker (Detroit Tigers All-Time Saves Leader)
ALABCA Offers Free Youth League Coaches Clinic throughout Alabama. Inner city clinic held in Mobile, Alabama
The 2013 December High School Clinic/Showcase was another huge success. 12 Four-Year Colleges, 9 Community Colleges and 3 Professional Scouts worked the clinic and evaluated the players.
The ALABCA and AHSAA Baseball Committees are meeting together each year in May at the AHSAA Office in Montgomery to try to combine their voices to make positive changes in the game of baseball on the high school level.
The Opp High School Baseball Team Volunteers at the Andalusia Miracle League. The ALABCA has a Miracle League Rep (High School or College Coach) in each of the 12 Alabama cities that has a league for handicapped children and adults. They urge teams in the area to volunteer their teams for a day of service. The goal of the ALABCA is to financially sponsor one team in each league by the spring of 2015.
The ALABCA donates mound and plate tarps to needy baseball programs. Barry Dean with Trent Woodley (R), Central-Hayneville High School Head Baseball Coach. These tarps combined are a value of $1,200.
The 2013 ALABCA Fundraiser set a new record for money brought in. 47 High Schools and 2 Community Colleges made a total of $114,348 for their programs. Pictured here: Jamie Lipsey (L) of Moody, AL. with Barry Dean, is the grand prize winner. She choose the 4-day cruise as her prize.
ALABCA Coaches Convention always has informative and inspirational speakers. Matt Bragga, Tennessee Tech Head Baseball Coach, was one of the most popular speakers at the 2014 Convention
All-Star Event Banquet helps educate the parents of the 120 players from around the state on each collegiate level of Academic Requirements and Athletic Guidelines. Pictured here: Huntingdon College Head Baseball Coach D.J. Conville enlightens the parents about the Division III Level.
The Team Alabama vs. Team's Georgia and Tennessee June Event has had 90 College Coaches and Professional Scouts combined attend the event each year since it's inception in 2012. The games & team workouts are held in the Atlanta area.
Professional Scout School is held during the June All-Star Event. Scout School Instructor - Former High School Coach & Current Atlanta Brave Scout Hugh Buchanan, shared his wealth of knowledge and insight with the ALABCA Scout School Students during the three-day course. High School / College Coaches get classroom lectures on what Scouts look for and how they evaluate players, and also on-field evaluation experience at the All-Star Event. This helps bridge the gap between Professional and Amateur baseball.
2014 Team Alabama - Team 1 consisted of 2015, 2016 & 2017 players. They played vs. Team Georgia and Team Tennessee at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrence June 23 & 24, 2014.
2014 Team Alabama - Team 2 consisted of 2015, 2016 & 2017 players. They played vs. Team Georgia and Team Tennessee at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA. June 25 & 26, 2014. Over 90 College Coaches & Professional Scouts combined watch the event (June 23 - 26).
2014 Team Alabama Coaching Staff: (L to R): Christian Castorri (Florida Marlins), Danny Watkins (Boston Red Sox), Alan Matthews (Colorado Rockies), A.J. Kehoe (Beauregard High School), Josh Cagle (Lawson State Community College), Doug Kovash (Lawson State Community College) & Anthony Sanders (Fairfield High School)
ALABCA 2013 - 2014 Scholarship Recipients honored May 17, 2014 at the Montgomery Biscuits Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, before the 2nd Game of the AHSAA 6A Baseball State Championship 2 out of 3 Series. Recipients Pictured L to R: Front Row - Brock Colvin, Albertville High School ($2,000 Joe Mason Scholarship/ALABCA Student-Athlete of the Year), Riley Nix, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School ($1500 Scholarship), Tanner Putman, Etowah High School ($1,500 Scholarship), Chance Willard, Hazel Green High School ($1,500 Scholarship). Back Row, Scholarship Committee L to R: Dr. Ed Pappanastos (Troy University), Joe Mason (Arizona Diamondbacks), Clark Bruner (State Health Planning & Dev. Agency), & Barry Dean (ALABCA), Not pictured, Tony Harris (AL. Dept. of Transportation), Buddy Starling (Troy University).
2013 - 2014 ALABCA Scholarship Recipients being honored on the field, along with their their Parents and the ALABCA Scholarship Committee, before the 2nd game of the 6A AHSAA Baseball State Championship 2 out of 3 series - May 17, 2014 - Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium.
The 17th Class of ALABCA Hall of Famers and Distinguished Service Award Recipient honored on Friday night, January 16, 2015 at the annual ALABCA Awards Banquet, held at the Birmingham Marriott. L to R: Bill Murrell (Athens Bible School, HoF), Billy Howard (B.C. Rain High School, HoF), Steve Helms (Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, HoF), Sammy Frichter (Wallace-Dothan Community College, HoF), Lee Gann (Mountain Brook High School, DS)