Baseball

MEET THE HEAD COACH

Coach Kevin Raley joined the UMS-Wright coaching staff as Head Baseball Coach in 2015.  He brings twenty-six years coaching experience to Bulldog baseball. Coach Raley served as Head Coach at G. W. Long High School in Skipperville, AL (1989-1991) where he captured two 1A State Championship titles and a semi-final finish. While at Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, AL (1992-2014), Coach Raley had two 5A State Championship Runner-Up finishes and three quarter-final finishes. His teams grabbed twelve area championships, eight area runner-up titles, and reached the post-season playoffs twenty of twenty-two years.  He has an overall 499-346 record. Coach Raley has been named Baldwin County Coach of the Year (8 years), Wiregrass Coach of the Year (3 years), and the Mobile Press Register Coach of the Year (1996).  He coached the South Team in the East-West All-Star Game for seventeen years, and  has served on the AHSAA Baseball Committee for the past twelve years.  Coach Raley brings twenty-six years teaching experience to UMS-Wright. He taught American History and Physical Education at Long, and was named Robertsdale Teacher of the Year in 2008 where he taught American and World History, Government, Economics, and Physical Education. Coach Raley received his Bachelor of Science as double major in Social Studies and Physical Education from the University of South Alabama where he also played baseball for Coach Steve Kittrell. Coach Raley currently teaches middle school boys physical education at UMS-Wright.

Season RECAP

2017 was another great year for UMS-Wright Baseball.  Led by 7 Seniors, Sam Plash, Conner Simmons, Conner Jednat, Tanner Allen, Dalton Goff, Evan Hannah,  and Christian Cooper, we captured the school’s 10th State Championship in Baseball.  Making it more special was winning in Back to Back fashion.  It was a special season to say the least.  Every team goes through highs and lows, but this team kept grinding out every day.  Winning 3 consecutive game 3’s showed their mental toughness.  I would like to thank all of my coaches for all their hard work and sacrifices they made this season.  There will be some hard shoes to fill in 2018, but I have no doubt we will.  I can’t wait for 2018 to begin.  It should be another exciting season.  

At the end of the year banquet, many awards were handed out.  The James “Red” Leachman was given to Sam Plash.  This award exemplifies the Team MVP.  The Gary Willard Memorial Baseball Award was given to Conner Jednat.  The 2 Bulldog Award winners were Tanner Allen and Conner Jednat.  This years team voted 3 Captains for 2017.  They were Sam Plash, Conner Jednat and Tanner Allen.  Conner Jednat was also named 4A player of the year.

 

We are looking forward to seeing everybody back at Radcliffe Field next year for another exciting season.

 

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