Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
By Tim Gayle
(June 16, 2017)
Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.
The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.
On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.
Chandler Taylor was selected by Minnesota in the 27th round of the MLB First-year draft on Wednesday. He was also selected as a participant in the annual Coillege Home Run Derby on July 1. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
By Graham Dunn
(June 14, 2017)
Former Alabama Christian Academy star and current Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was the first pick of the 27th round (796 overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins.
Taylor was the second player taken in this year’s draft from the 2016-17 Crimson Tide roster, joining Garrett Suchey, who was taken earlier in the day.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne (left) officially announced Brad Bohannon as the nead head baseball coach on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(June 6, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brad Bohannon was formally introduced as head baseball coach at The University of Alabama by Director of Athletics Greg Byrne at a press conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility Monday morning.
(June 1, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –Brad Bohannon, the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named head baseball coach at The University of Alabama, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Thursday. Bohannon, who becomes the 32nd head coach in Crimson Tide baseball history, will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday.
(May 31, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama Crimson Tide will open the 2017 home schedule on Sept. 9 with a 2:30 p.m. (CT) game against Fresno State at Bryant-Denny Stadium that will air on ESPN2.
Greg Goff was removed as the head baseball coach at Alabama on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 24, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA – Greg Goff had ideas for the second year of his tenure as the head baseball coach for the University of Alabama.
New athletic director Greg Byrne had other plans.
After a controversial move in which Goff attempted to revoke the athletic scholarship of nearly every player on his team, he was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.
After leading Alabama in several offensive catagories, Chandler Taylor was named second team All-SEC on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 24, 2017)
Former Alabama Christian Academy star and Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. The postseason all-conference recognition is the second of Taylor’s career, with the sophomore being selected to the All-SEC Freshman Team in 2016.
Sidney Littlejohn pitched Alabama in to the NCAA Super Regional for the 13th consecutive year. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 22, 2017)
TUSCALOOSA – For the 13th-straight season, Alabama softball will play in the NCAA Super Regional round after shutting out Minnesota, 1-0, Sunday to win the NCAA Softball Tuscaloosa Regional.
Alabama earned a regional for the 13th straight year as a 16 seed. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)
(May 15, 2017)
The Southeastern Conference will send all 13 programs to the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship. The number sets a record for a conference in a single season.
The SEC earned eight national seeds with SEC regular-season champion Florida (50-6) earning the national No. 1 seed for the third straight year.
Chandler Taylor led Alabama to a sweep of Auburn last weekend. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept)
(May 8, 2017)
Former Alabama Christian Academy star Chandler Taylor was named the SEC Player of the Week after leading the Alabama Crimson Tide to a sweep of Auburn in this past weekend’s series.