Opelika youth baseball team is state champion

Opelika Diamond Youth PeeWee Rookie (7U) All-Stars 2024 beat AUM 9-1 recently to win the Alabama State Championship trophy.

Auburn High School promotes Carter to head baseball coach


AUBURN — Auburn City Schools has announced the appointment of Tommy Carter as the new Head Baseball Coach for Auburn High School. With a robust background in both playing and coaching, Carter looks to continue pursuing championships with his wealth of experience and passion for Auburn High Tiger baseball.
Carter’s journey in the sport is marked by his exceptional career as a player and his extensive coaching tenure. A former standout pitcher at Auburn University, Carter’s exceptional skills on the mound led to his selection by the New York Yankees in the 7th round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He went on to pitch at the Double-A level from 1991 to 1996, showcasing his prowess in professional baseball.
After his playing career, Carter made a seamless transition into coaching, dedicating 27 years of his life to guiding and mentoring young athletes. His coaching philosophy, deeply rooted in dedication, discipline, and a profound love for the game, has consistently translated into success for teams at Auburn High.
“We are excited to introduce Tommy Carter as our Head Baseball Coach,” said Dr. Cristen Herring, ACSsuperintendent. “His knowledge as both a player and a coach coupled well with his commitment to fostering excellence. We are confident that he will inspire student-athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the field.”
During his tenure at Auburn University, he was celebrated for his athletic achievements, academics, leadership, and sportsmanship. His deep ties to the area and proven track record in developing talent make him valuable to the Auburn High School Athletics Department.
“I am honored and excited to take on the role of Head Baseball Coach at Auburn High School,” said Carter. “I look forward to working with our student-athletes and building on the proud tradition of Auburn High School baseball.”
Auburn High School’s baseball program has a rich history of excellence, and the appointment of Tommy Carter marks a new chapter in its storied legacy. Under his leadership, the program is poised to continue its tradition of success and develop the next generation of baseball talent.