Class of 2014 Hall of Famers at the Pre-Awards Banquet Press Conference: L to R: Richy Brooks (Benjamin Russell High School), Jim Case (Jacksonville State University), Lothian Smallwood (Wallce-Selma Community College) & Tommy Walker (Spanish Fort High School)
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.
Team Alabama played Team's GA & TN in Lawrenceville, GA. in June 2013. The event attracted 90 College Coaches & Professional Scouts combined.
2013 Team Alabama has another top-notch coaching staff. L to R: Alan Matthews (Colorado Rockies Scout), Casey Underwood (Snead State C.C.), Morris Phillips (Fayetteville HS), Tim Hulsey (Enterprise State C.C.), Mike Johnson (Cleveland HS) & Danny Watkins (Boston Red Sox Scout). The event attracted 90 College Coaches & Professional Scouts combined. Team Alabama played Team's GA & TN. in Lawrenceville, GA.
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.
ALABCA Underclassman Regional Workout Participant Scholarship Recipients are recognized at the Montgomery Biscuits Riverwalk Stadium on the field, during a Biscuits in-between innings. They receive a $1,500 - $2,000 cash award to go towards their schooling for their freshman year only in college. Recipients pictured - front row L to R: Cody Santora (Slocomb High School), Caleb Lopes (Faith Academy), Joshua Bobo (Etowah High School), Barry Dean (ALABCA Executive Director/Scholarship Committee), Scholarship Committee Members, back row L to R: Clark Bruner, Tony Harris, Ed Pappanastos & Joe Mason. Scholarship Recipient Not Pictured: Trey Johns (Eufaula High School).
ALABCA Scholarship Recipients honored during the second inning of a Montgomery Buscuits game in April. Scholarship Committee Members on the lefthand side, Scholarship Recipients and their Parents in the middle and on the right.
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.