Celebrating Sports Fellowship,
Spirit, and Community Pride
Important Note: All those planning to attend the next meeting,
please RVSP to John prior to the meeting night.
This will insure proper food coverage for the meeting.
GCAC 11th Annual
Golf Tournament Results
Congratulations to the Winners!
Brad Patty, Craig Mathews, Hunter Mathews, Johnny Neumeier
Who shot a 49.3 Net to take the 4 Man Scramble!
Visit Our 11th Annual GCAC Tournament Page
containing results and pictures of all the fun!
GCAC Donates $5,250
To Gulf Shores Middle School
The Gulf Shores Athletic Club presented the Gulf Shores Middle School football program with a check for $5,250.00 on Thursday, May 23rd.
Earlier Discussions with Head Football Coach Mel Stringfellow, revealed that the Gulf Shores Middle School football program was in dire need of
updated equipment, especially from a safety standpoint. As an example, Coach Stringfellow pointed out that all of their shoulder pads were in disrepair,
and were literally held together with string and tape.
The Gulf Coast Athletic Club made a decision to help. The donation from GCAC allows the school to purchase new shoulder pads for the entire team and help with the purchase of new uniforms.
This donation only helps Coach Stringfellow in his quest to update their equipment and the Gulf Coast Athletic Club would encourage other individuals or organizations to consider doing the same.
A strong Middle School program can do nothing but help the Gulf Shores High School Dolphins football program.
Congratulations To Our
2013 Scholarship Winners!
Nicole Wallace and Brooks Mason
The Gulf Coast Athletic Club recognized the club’s “Scholar Athletes of the Year” and presented its annual scholarships to Gulf Shores High School Senior Scholar Athletes, Nicole Wallace & Brooks Mason at the school’s annual awards night May 17th. Each received a scholarship from GCAC valued at $2250.00.
Nicole Wallace is an active student at Gulf Shores High School where she maintains a 3.94 GPA while taking Honors and Advanced Placement classes. She is an A-B Honor Roll student and is ranked 23rd in her class of 185 students Her ACT score is 26. Nicole is a member of the National Honor Society, Juniorettes, Pure Club officer, active in Friends of Exceptional Children and Teens Against Animal Cruelty.
Nicole is captain of the varsity softball team and played and lettered in softball her entire high school career. She was 7th in the state for 5A stolen bases as a 9th grader and All-County both her Junior & Senior years. She also lettered in Varsity basketball. Nicole was voted “Most Athletic Female” in her senior class.
Nicole is active in her community where she was a softball tournament scorekeeper and soccer official for the City of Gulf Shores. She is a Volunteer for softball camps, Children’s Church, Costal Cleanup, and is active in Vacation Bible School.
Nicole plans to attend The University of Alabama in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing and, ultimately, obtain a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is inspired by her grandmother, a nurse for 17 years, but who entered college only after 22 years as a homemaker. Nicole is motivated to be the best caregiver she can possibly be.
Brooks Mason maintains a 3.87 GPA while enrolled in Honors Classes and has a 25 ACT score. He is ranked 20th in his class of 187 students. Brooks is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club, Friends of Exceptional Children, Teens Against Animal Cruelty, and is a Juniorettes Sweetheart.
Brooks played both baseball and football at Gulf Shores High School. His honors and achievements include:
4 Year Letterman-Varsity Baseball 3 Year Letterman-Varsity Football Team Captain-Baseball-2011Honorable Mention-All Region-Baseball-2009 All-County Baseball-2011 & 2012Eric B. McCoy Leadership Award-2012
Alabama East-West All-Star Baseball Team Selectee
Brooks is very active in his community and church. He is a volunteer and Youth Leader at Liberty Church and participates in the Youth Group activity of feeding the Homeless in Pensacola. He is a reader for Orange Beach Elementary School and volunteers for other Orange Beach and Gulf Shores activities.
Brooks plans to attend Samford University where he will major in accounting.
Thank You 2012-13 Guest Speakers!
Thank You 2011-12 Guest Speakers!
Kevin Steele returned to Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s Director of Player Personnel in February of 2013. Steele, who spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons on head coach Nick Saban’s defensive staff at Alabama, is back following three years as Clemson’s defensive coordinator (2009-11).
At Alabama, Steele’s main charge is to direct the recruiting efforts for the Crimson Tide. He also will assist with camps, clinics and other football related events.
Steele directed Clemson’s defense from 2009-2011 and helped the Tigers win the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. His 2010 defense led the ACC and ranked 13th nationally
During a two-year stint as the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator from 2007-08, Steele and Saban turned Alabama’s defense into one of the best in the nation. The 2008 defensive unit ranked second in rushing defense, while tying for third in total defense.
Steele worked at Florida State under head coach Bobby Bowden for four seasons (2003-06). He was named executive head coach for the Seminoles in 2005, as Steele earned a reputation as an outstanding recruiter.
Steele was the head coach at Baylor from 1999- 2002 before moving to Florida State. He coached the linebackers for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers from 1995-98 before taking the head coaching job at Baylor. He earlier had assistant coaching stints at Nebraska (1989-94), Tennessee (1987-88), Oklahoma State (1984-86) and New Mexico State (1983).
As a player at Tennessee, Steele was a member of Johnny Majors’ 1978 and 1979 squads. He an assistant coach in 1980 and 1981. Steele was promoted to outside linebackers coach in 1982.
He then moved to New Mexico State, where he served as recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach in 1983. From 1984-86, he coached linebackers and tight ends at Oklahoma State. He returned to his alma mater in 1987 and spent two years as the defensive backs coach for the Volunteers.
From 1989-94, Steele coached the linebackers under Nebraska legend Tom Osborne. During his six years in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers went 60-11, appeared in six bowl games, won four conference championships and captured the 1994 national championship with a 13-0 record.
In 1995, Steele made the jump to the NFL as the linebackers coach at Carolina. Under head coach Dom Capers, the Panthers reached the NFC Championship game in their second season (1996). After four years with Carolina, Steele was hired as head coach at Baylor in 1999.
The Dillon, S.C., native is a 1981 graduate of the University of Tennessee. Steele and his wife Linda have one son Gordon and one daughter Caroline
6:00pm Social---6:30 Supper
Director of Player Personnel
Oddsmaker and sports analyst, Danny Sheridan, was the key note speaker to kick off the 2013 Gulf Coast Athletic Club (GCAC) season on August 26. His remarks were filled with jokes and focused on insight into the upcoming college football landscape. With GCAC members representing roughly 23 colleges, Danny made sure that no one would leave wondering how their team may fair, commenting on every SEC team, several non-SEC schools, as well as predicting who will meet in the Super Bowl.
Sheridan agrees with the overwhelming consensus that Alabama will win the SEC West this season and will face the winner of the Florida-South Carolina game for the SEC Championship. He predicts the Tide to be double digit favorites in every game except Texas A&M and they will win 11 regular season games and play for the National Championship.
For a more in-depth report on Danny Sheridan's thoughts on the upcoming season, visit Mobile-Press Registers, Mark Inabinett's report on AL.com.
Past President, Fred Dickinson, was awarded a plaque by the club, to honor his two years of great service during his term. Congratulations again, Fred!
New members were welcomed and introduced as our club continues to grow, thanks to efforts of many, including new Membership Chairman, David DeMeyer.
As in every meeting, we waited with great anticipation for the Team Reports, led by Kevin Corcoran.
Although no games have been played, each GCAC member had the opportunity to tell a little about their teams prospects for the upcoming year. Kevin has also introduced a new "timer", to help certain members.....David DeMeyer.....in keeping team reports brief. This timer is complete with a Washington State Cougars logo on the face of it. David totally ignored his first encounter with the timer and is certain to do so in the future!
After another great meal provided by the Craft Farms staff, the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting, as shown at the top of this page, is Alabama's Director of Player Personnel......more importantly, former Husker coach, Kevin Steele, on September 9th. Please let John McCormick know as soon as possible if you will be in attendance.
See you next meeting!
President John McCormick
presents past President Fred Dickinson with a plaque
honoring his two years of service as the GCAC President.
Congratulations on a job well done, Fred!