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
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.
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 email@example.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!
From the 4th GCAC Meeting
with Guest Speaker Roger Shultz
October 10th, 2011
5th Meeting of the 2011-2012 Season
Monday, October 24th
Craft Farms Club House
Dinner meetings begin at 6pm
Former Player for
The University of Alabama
Mississippi State Head Coach
We had a great meeting Monday Sept 12th as we welcomed sports radio host Max Howell. Max did a great job going over some of his thoughts surrounding the world of college football and of course our members grilled him with their questions.
It was great to hear team reports led by Crying Towel committee chairperson, Kevin Corcoran. I knew, yours truly, would be this years first recipient as my beloved golden domers had once again found a way to be overranked chumps coming out of the gate. Good luck to the Irish as they take on Ketzler's Kids, the Spartans of Meeeeechigan State this saturday.
Thanks again to Jim Walker for giving us all rundown and breakdown on our new and improved GCAC website. Great job and looks sharp!
Look forward to our next meeting with coach Doug Barfield and remember to RSVP!!!
Next Meeting: Monday, October 24th
Guest Speaker, Jackie Sherrill
We had a great meeting this past Monday and a nice crowd on hand to hear former Alabama player, and runner-up in the hit TV show, Biggest Loser, Roger Shultz.
Roger has an incredible wit and kept the members intrigued as he told stories of his 4 years as an Alabama player and his ambition to be on a reality TV show, which led to his near miss at winning Biggest Loser, haveing lost first place by a mere 4lbs.
As always, a big part of the evening is led by Crying Towel committee chairman, Kevin Corcoran. Ed Cluck was on hand to receive his "Prize".
Please support the GCAC Iron Bowl Raffle ticket sales. We still have plenty of tickets available. Here's a way to support our clubs goals and have a great chance at winning 2 tickets to a surely great game.
GCAC Vice President
From the 1st GCAC Meeting of 2011-2012
August 29th, 2011
Guest Speaker, USA Head Football Coach, Joey Jones
From the 2nd GCAC Meeting
with Guest Speaker Max Howell
September 13th, 2011
From the 3rd GCAC Meeting
with Guest Speaker Doug Barfield
September 26th, 2011
Great meeting this past Monday night as we welcomed our special guest, former Auburn football coach, Doug Barfield. What A great speaker! Informative, funny and inspirational. We look forward to our next speaker, Roger Shultz, at our next meeting.
We look forward to our team reports, led by crying committee chairman, Kevin Corcoran. Unfortunately our Arkansas Razorback member, Ed Cluck, was not in house to accept his prized crying towel this week as his hog soooeys were indeed rolled by the 3rd ranked Crimson tide.
Remember, Iron Bowl Raffle tickets still available...only 34 sold...plenty of chances left!
Click on pictures to ENLARGE
Jackie Sherrill is a former Alabama football player. He served as the head coach at Washington State University (1976), the University of Pittsburgh (1977–1981), Texas A&M University (1982–1988), and Mississippi State University (1991–2003), compiling a career college football record of 180–120–4. Sherrill is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports Net Television Network.
Sherrill played football at the University of Alabama under Bear Bryant from 1962 to 1965, helping win 2 National Championships for the Tide.
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.