February 10, 2008
Albany -- The Sherwood Christian baseball team is bringing in a top-flight instructor to its camp Saturday, as former University of Tennessee assistant coach Larry Simcox will lend a hand to the Eagles.
Simcox coached 22 years in the Southeastern Conference, including seventeen with the Volunteers, and helped guide the team to three College World Series appearances.
Over 100 players coached by Simcox have gone on to play pro-ball, including first-round picks like Todd Helton and Joe Randa.
All the fundamentals of the game will be covered in the camp, like hitting, pitching, and catching.
There's a morning session for the younger players, while ages 11-14 are in the afternoon.
The Eagles varsity team will be helping to run the camp, and head coach Jay Flynt says getting coach Larry Simcox on board is a very big deal.
"I think it's tremendous," says Flynt. "22 Years in the SEC. Us being down in Southwest Georgia, it's either SEC or ACC. Being at Tennessee, which is not a commodity down here, but any time you can get a proven winner it's great. Anybody and everybody that can come out Saturday morning, its going to be a blessing for them."
Larry Simcox holds the NCAAA record as toughest to strike out as a player at Ole Miss, whiffing just once in 196 plate appearances.