2019 Hall of Fame Class and Distinguished Service Award Recipients pictured here at the Press Conference held before the Awards Banquet on the Friday night of the Convention. L to R: 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees – Ron Muir (Son in Law of Deceased Hall of Fame Honoree Harry Walker of UAB), Adam Thomas (Chattahoochee Valley Community College), Terry Adkins (Edgewood Academy) & Eddie Varnadore (Sylacauga High School). 2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipients – Lou Thornton (ALABCA Speaker and Supporter) and Sandy Jones (Dixie Baseball)
The ALABCA is going back and honoring past Hall of Fame Classes and Distinguished Service Award Recipients with a nice plaque and ring for the classes who didn’t receive those items when they were honored, due to the lack of ALABCA funds available at the time. Members of the 2002 – 2005 honorees pictured above were honored at this past awards banquet.
Matt Cimo (M), Auburn High School Head Baseball Coach, received the prestigious Sammy Dunn Memorial Award. Given to the 1A – 7A AHSAA State Champion Coach who had an exemplary season. Pictured L – R: Barry Dean (ALABCA Executive Director), Casey Dunn (Son of Sammy, Head Baseball Coach at Samford U), Coach Cimo (7A Champion), Linda Dunn (Sammy’s Wife) and Morris Phillips (ALABCA Awards Banquet Director/Fayetteville HS Head Baseball Coach)
1A – 7A AHSAA State Champion Head Baseball Coaches were honored at the Awards Banquet. L – R: Talley Haines (Mobile Christian, 3A), Drew Miller (GW Long, 2A), Tyler Dent (Andalusia, 4A) Matt Seymour (Faith Academy, 5A), Frankie Perez (Hazel Green, 6A) Matt Cimo (Auburn, 7A), Morris Phillips (ALABCA Awards Banquet Director/Fayetteville HS Head Baseball Coach), Barry Dean (ALABCA Executive Director), Alvin Briggs (AHSAA – Associate Executive Director) &
Jamie Lee (AHSAA – Director, AHSAD&CA)