February 16, 2008
Albany -- Sherwood Christian Academy held a baseball camp at the school Saturday, with longtime University of Tennessee assistant coach Larry Simcox leading the drills.
Simcox has 22-years of coaching experience in the SEC, including seventeen with the Volunteers.
The coach instructed campers on all the fundamentals, from hitting and pitching to running and catching.
Around sixty kids participated in the two sessions, and Eagles head coach Jay Flynt says the campers are learning from the best.
"To have a guy that's been in the SEC for 22 years," says Flynt, "and a tremendous, tremendous coaching talent, he knows what it takes to get to the next level. Most of these kids out here, especially the second session, had a chance to witness one of the great assistant coaches there has been in college baseball."
Simcox says, "I've coached in the conference for a long time, and coached a lot of players that have gone on to play professional baseball, and gone on to the major leagues, so I think that helps, when the kids know you've been around that, and you have a pretty good idea of what's going on."
The Sherwood baseball team plays its first game of the season in March.