September 8th
Guest Speaker
Celebrating Sports Fellowship, 
Spirit, and Community Pride
2014-15 GCAC Guest Speakers
From our August 25th meeting with Coaches Wimp Sanderson & Sonny Smith:

Coach Sanderson coached at the University of Alabama from 1981 to 1992 where in his 11 years as head coach his teams averaged 21.8 wins a year, with a 267-119 record, and winning 5 SEC tournaments. They played in ten NCAA tournaments making the "Sweet 16" six times. He is the only coach in Alabama history to win 200 or more games in his first 10 years. He was the SEC Coach of the Year in 1987, 1989 and 1990, and was the National Coach of the Year in 1987. In 1990, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Smith coached Auburn University from 1978-1989, where he was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1989. In 1985, he coached the Auburn Tigers to their first SEC Tournament Championship in school history. He recruited and coached NBA Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley. From 1984 to 1988, he guided Auburn to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 berth in 1985 and an Elite Eight berth in 1986. To date, he is the only coach in Auburn men's basketball history to have three consecutive 20-win seasons. In 2007, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

After retiring from coaching, Coach Smith & Coach Sanderson teamed up to host the radio program "The Sonny and Wimp Show".

We appreciate your continued support of the Gulf Coast Athletic Club & look forward to you joining us for our next meeting, September 8th!

See you then!

Taylor Means
GCAC, President

Photo's from our August 25th Meeting

From Our August 25th Meeting
Guest Speakers
Coach Wimp Sanderson & Coach Sonny Smith
Mobile Press-Register Sports Writer, Tommy Hicks was present for this meeting.
Read Tommy's piece at

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A small sampling of some of our past speakers
From the top, left to right.
Ozzie Newsome, Dr. Gaylon McCollough, Randy Patrick, Danny Sheridan,
Mal Moore,  Phillip Savage, Scott Moore, Les Snead, Mickey Andrews, Phillip Lolly