Meet the Selma Times-Journal baseball coach of the year

Published 8:18 am Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Under coach Stephen Clements, Morgan Academy has become a AISA State Baseball Championship contender.

Clements is The Selma Times-Journal baseball coach of the year for a third straight season.

“To receive the coach of the year award is an honor to my players,” Clements said. I have the easy job. All I do is stand there and they do the hard part.”

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The Senators (20-10) fell a series short of reaching the AISA State title series, losing to Pike Liberal Arts in two games.

Two years ago, the Senators reached the AISA State championship series and fell to the Patriots.

“Jesus has blessed me way more than I deserve,” Clements said. “I am honored and blessed to be a coach.”

Clements thanked  Senators assistant coaches Justin Cottingham and Lebo Jones, headmaster Mark Knight, Director of Operation Karim Oaks, Athletic Director Danny Raines, the players and their parents for his success.

“It is great to be at Morgan Academy where I have a Headmaster and a Board of Trustees that supports our student athletes, athletic programs and help in any way possible,” Clements said.