2011 GCAC Scholarship Winner
Shaun “Dylan” Searcy
President Dec McClelland
presented the $2,000 award.
Celebrating Sports Fellowship,
Spirit, and Community Pride
A Message from the GCAC President

Thank you for your interest in the Gulf Coast Athletic Club and our continued support of Gulf Shores High School Athletics. We have proudly been a part of the Gulf Shores community for over a decade now and certainly have enjoyed wonderful and entertaining speakers during those years while recognizing outstanding scholar athletes from Gulf Shores High School.

Our fellowship is open and we welcome any guest (ladies too) that would be interested in joining our GCAC club. As you can imagine, we have several club members that represent Auburn and the University of Alabama, but we certainly have members of several other great collegiate programs throughout our country. Our speakers, mostly football but not always, share with us their tales of success and triumph or how they have overcome obstacles and hardships to be where they are today. It's always entertaining and most certainly, you will get one good laugh before leaving.

We always meet on Monday nights at the Craft Farms Clubhouse during football season and again we welcome you to come join us!

GCAC President, Declan J McClelland
2nd Meeting of the 2011-2012 Season
Monday, September 12th
Craft Farms Club House
Dinner meetings begin at 6pm
Max Howell
Guest Speaker
Max Howell
Radio Sports Talk Legend
and former football coach.
Scheduled Meetings & Guest Speakers

Aug  29--Coach Joey Jones, University of South Alabama Head FB Coach

Sep  12--Max Howell-Radio sports talk show legend and former football coach.

Sep  26--Coach Doug Barfield-Former Head Football Coach-Auburn University

Oct   10--Roger Shultz--former Univ of Alabama player and coach.

Oct   24--Jackie Sherrill--Former Alabama player & Head Football Coach at Miss. State

Nov   7-- Inky Johnson-former UT football player "An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance."

Nov 21-- Dr Gaylon McCollough:      Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant:
                                                       Grandmaster of Mind Over Matter

Jan 23-- Coach Larry Fedora--Head Football Coach-University of Southern Miss.

TBD:      Spring Golf Tournament
Monday Evenings at 6pm on the dates shown above.
Max Howell: Work History & Bio

I have been blessed to have had two entire careers in my lifetime that I love-coaching and sports talk radio. The combination of the two careers has allowed me to have a perspective and insight into the sports world that few others can achieve. Also, along the way, I’ve written two cookbooks and developed a line of cooking spices. The segment I do on all my sports talk shows called “HEY MAX! What’s for Supper” is a tribute to my love of cooking and eating good food!

Radio/Sports Talk Career

*2011-Current Co-host of Sidelines on WNSP, 105.5, Mobile, AL
*2010-2011 Co-host of Sports Drive on 97.5, MISS 98, Tupelo, MS
*2009 Host of sports talk show on 970 am in Jackson, MS
*2005-2009 Host and owner of Max’d Out, daily regional sports                       talk radio show in 83 markets
*2000-2004 Co-host of Max & Perry Show on WCNN, 680 THE FAN,            Atlanta
*1997-2004 Co-owner/creator of syndicated regional/national sports talk            radio programs, Conference Call and Southern Sports Tonight.
*1993-1997 Co-host of sports talk radio on WCNN, 680 THE FAN

Coaching/Education Career

*1991-1992 Development Officer, Troy State University
*1988-1990 Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant to Athletic                             Director/Head Coach(Billy Brewer), Ole Miss
*1987-1988 Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach(Bobby Bowden),         Florida State University-Finished season at #2 in nation
*1985-1986 Assistant Coach at Escambia High School(coached Emmitt             Smith) Finished season #1 in nation
*1982-1985 Head Coach at Gulf Breeze High School
*!981-1982 Assistant Coach/Administration Niceville High School
*1975-1980 Superintendent of Alabama Private School Assoc.
*1972-1975 Principle at Grady High School
*1966-1972 Assistant Coach at Troy State University-Won a National               Championship
*1964-1966 Assistant Coach at Bay High in Panama City, Florida
*1962-1964 Assistant Coach at Ozark High School in Alabama

Important Note:  All those planning to attend the next meeting,
please RVSP to Fred or Dec prior to the meeting night. 
This will insure proper food coverage for the meeting.
Fred: 251-975-1500   fdickinson@gulftel.com  
Dec: 251-968-9010  dec.mcclelland@edwardjones.com
From the 1st GCAC Meeting of 2011-2012
August 29th, 2011

It was great to see many of you last night at our first GCAC Meeting of the year...YEAH...FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!!

I was encouraged with our turnout, the return to membership of 3 former GCAC members,  5 NEW members and numerous guests. Thanks to Head Coach Coach Joey Jones of USA for coming and speaking to our great club.

We were also glad to get a quick visit from Gulf Shores High School head coach Ben Blackmon...we all wish him and the Dolphins the best this season!

Just as reminder, Next Meeting is Sept 12th: Max Howell- College Football Analyst will be our guest speaker--more on Max later.

As a courtesy to our good friends at the Craft Farms Clubhouse, please RSVP asap for each meeting by email or telephone for you and your guests attendance. TJ and his staff do a wonderful job in preparing our food for each club meeting and we want to make sure that they get plenty of notice on how many to prepare for. Thanks.

The GCAC website is being resurrected and updated--thanks to Jim Walker.  It will be ready soon and you can check it out  at www.gcathleticclub.com

Iron Bowl Tickets Raffle: The club has acquired 2 tickets to this years Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl.  This years game will be in Auburn.  A maximum of 100 raffle tickets will be sold on a "first come-first serve" basis and will be $30 for 1 raffle ticket or $50 for 2.  These tickets will go fast so buy your chances now.  Contact Fred Dickinson, 975-1500, email fdickinson@gulftel.com to purchase.   Winner will be chosen at Nov 7th meeting.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will help continue the support and scholarships to Gulf Shores High School Athletics.

Thanks and see y'all in couple of weeks on Sept 12 for our first crying towel!

Dec McClelland
GCAC President
Coach Doug Barfield
3rd Meeting of the 2011-2012 Season
Monday, September 26th
Craft Farms Club House
Dinner meetings begin at 6pm
Guest Speaker
Doug Barfield
Former Auburn University
Head Coach and multiple award winner in the state of Alabama.

Work History and Bio

Doug Barfield attended Clarke County High School and graduated in 1953, earning 11 varsity athletic letters and serving as President of the Senior Class.  He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1957.  While there, he earned honors as a Distinguished Military Student and Football Captain.  Doug received a Masters in Education Administration from Troy University in Phenix City, AL. 

Doug served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant, Artillery and Guided Missiles in 1958-1960.

During his athletic career he was a highs school Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, a college assistant coach and offensive coordinator and Head Football Coach at Auburn University.  After his coaching,
Doug also served as Athletic Director at the University of Mobile and UMS Wright Preparatory School in Mobile.  His record as a football coach during this period was 117 wins, 54 losses, and 2 ties.

Doug coached at Auburn University from 1972-1980, where he served as Head Freshman Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Head Coach with a record of 29-25-1.  Doug served as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at UMS-Wright, Andalusia, Hillcrest of Evergreen, and Opelika High School with a combined record of 88-29-1.  Doug was also an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi and Clemson during his career.

Some honors received during his career:
*Played and coached in Alabama H.S. All Star Football Game: 1953/1963.
*Selected U. of Southern MS Hall of Fame-1975.
*Working Coach of the Year in SEC-1974/1975.
*Coached in Blue-Gray and Hula Bowl Games in 1978, 1979, 1981.
*Named Alabama 6A High School Coach of the Year-1991.
*Inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame-2011.

Doug is married to his wife Betty have two children, Gary and Kathy and they each have two children.
Roger Shultz
4th Meeting of the 2011-2012 Season
Monday, October 10th
Craft Farms Club House
Dinner meetings begin at 6pm
Guest Speaker
Roger Shultz
4-Year Starter for
The University of Alabama
Runner-up in the hit TV show
"Biggest Loser"
ROGER SHULTZ, a fun-loving Southerner with a big personality. Roger was a four-year starter at The University of Alabama where he was a two-time All-SEC center. As a freshman, Roger was named to the All-American and All-SEC Freshman teams. His senior year, he was named the Pat Trammel Award and the Dwight Stephenson Award Winner. He was also invited to play in the 1991 Senior Bowl. After his playing days, he was named to the Alabama All-Decade team for the ‘90s,as well as the 50-Year All Iron Bowl Team. Tide fans will remember the steady presence Roger brought to the middle of the offensive line. In 1992,he returned to serve as a graduate assistant for the National Championship Team.

Roger has had a full broadcast career, serving as color analyst with Troy State, Huntingdon College Basketball, the Birmingham Steeldogs (Arena Football) and stints with radio talks shows in Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Columbus, GA. He most recently worked for Jacksonville State University as associate director of athletics for external affairs. He also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show Sunday afternoons in the fall,” In the Trenches” with Stan White.

Roger recently participated on the NBC hit reality show,” The Biggest Loser.” He teamed up with former Alabama Football teammate Trent Patterson in a mission to shed pounds, where they comprised the Grey Team, affectionately known as “The Alabama Slammers.” Initially weighing in at 363 lbs., Roger weighed 199 lbs. on the final weigh in, losing 164 lbs., more than any contestant in the show’s history, and 45.18 percent of his original weight. He finished second, losing by 4 lbs.

Roger’s a motivational speaker, speaking to youth groups, charity organizations, civic organizations, corporations and sports teams on numerous occasions. He’s also a favorite around the state, serving as an emcee for special events and playing in various golf tournaments around the Southeast.

Motivational Speaking topics include:

His Story, College Athlete to Reality Show star
oHumorous telling of how he has gotten to where he is today
Health and Wellness
oMenu for Life-steps to take to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle
oBenefits of health screenings and early detection
oSleep Apnea a silent killer
Attitude for Success

Roger Shultz, Runner up Biggest Loser Couples
From Spanish Fort, AL
He lost 164 lbs in 5 months!

In April 2008, Roger Shultz walked away from the Finale of NBC’s hit show Biggest Loser Couples a Winner. The prize money he won as the runner up was nice but what he really gained back was his health. “$250,000 prize money isn’t life changing what is life changing is having my health back”. Roger was diagnosed as Type II diabetic on his 37th birthday; he had struggled to keep his weight down after his All-American playing days at the University of Alabama. I basically kept eating like I was training to win the national championship but wasn’t exercising at all to burn the extra calories. My motto was Food, Fun and Football.

Roger was voted into the finale by winning America’s vote after setting the record for the most weight loss on Biggest Loser Campus in show history. He was the only contestant during his season to participate in every challenge.
Since the Biggest Loser Roger has been active in the State of Alabama to help fight obesity. He was named the Coach for Scale Back Alabama, a statewide initiative to get Alabama citizens healthy. He provided motivation along with is broad knowledge of exercise and nutrient. The results of the 10-week program were amazing as participants lost nearly 200,000 lbs.
Roger has also started a non-profit organization Pride on 3 Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. He held his first Fun Run Through Science on March 7, 2009 and raised over $7,500.00.

Roger has appeared on Jay Leno Show, Oprah, eXtra TV as well as being featured in Alabama Golf Digest, People.com, University of Alabama Alumni Magazine, inTouch Weekly, Today.com, Birmingham Post Herald, Mobile Press Register, and has co hosted NBC 13 Daytime Alabama, been a guest on NBC 12 Today in Alabama, NBC 15 Today, ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama, CBS 42 Wake Up Alabama, Fox 6 Good Day Alabama and has co hosted a Healthy Cooking Show. Roger also fulfilled a lifelong dream to be color analyst for his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide when was a guest analyst for the Tulane game.

Roger still continues to host his nationally syndicated radio show “In the Trenches” during football season.

As a full time Motivational Speaker Roger now travels and spreads his “PRIDE” to sales organizations, business and groups nationwide.

Links of interest:  www.RogerShultz.com
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