BY SARAH STEPHENS
The Stanhope Elmore High School Baseball Team and officials are celebrating Alumni Day on Saturday and will have a dedication for the first Baseball Coach named in 1970 – Mickey McCullough. Coach McCullough is scheduled to take part in the dedication ceremony.
The Junior Varsity plays at noon and the Varsity will play at 2 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. the dedication for Coach McCullough will take place. There will be a hospitality tent for all former SEHS Baseball players and Diamond Dolls.
Last year a monument recognizing Coach McCullough as the first SEHS Baseball Coach was placed at the entrance to the Furlow Field. The dedication Saturday is the official recognition of Coach McCullough, as well as his former players, and all alumni of the SEHS baseball program.
Stanhope Elmore High School Baseball Coach D.K. Shuman is pretty excited about the new monument and has helped in the planning for its dedication and Alumni Day.
Coach McCullough was named the first Baseball Coach for SEHS in 1970.
The idea to place a monument near the field was spurred by Dr. Danny Ingram, who played on the original team. It became a group effort by SEHS and alumni who played back on those days.
The Elmore/Autauga News was there last year when the monument was placed and was able to meet with Tommy George, of Millbrook. George played on the first team as a second baseman. He was there to represent the Alumni from the original team as the monument was put into place.
Coach Shuman said it is important to remember all of those who have been a part of the SEHS baseball team throughout the years.
Come out Saturday to support SEHS Baseball and relive some of the memories of old with Coach McCullough and alumni.