Barry Dean – President

* Barry has been President / Executive Director of the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (ALABCA) since 2000.
* He coached for 2 years on the high school level, the community college level for 9 years and the four-year collegiate level for 6 years.
* His most recent baseball coaching stint was as Head Coach/Health and Physical Education Instructor at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama, from 2006 – 2009.
* He began his coaching career at Troy University in 1990 as a graduate assistant.
* Completed his Masters Degree & K – 12 Teachers Certification in Health and Physical Education, respectively in 1992 and 1995, both from Troy University.
* Barry’s a native of Montgomery, AL., where he graduated from Montgomery Catholic High School in 1983.
* He walked on at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in 1983, earned a scholarship his second quarter there. He was voted team captain by his teammates of the 1986 community college state champion “Pirates.”
* Earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1990, while playing for the first
two “Senator” baseball teams in 1988 & 1989.
* Traveled to England, Germany, Brazil & Nicaragua in 1998 & 1999 as a Major League Baseball International
Envoy (Diplomat) Coach to teach and promote baseball.
* Has traveled to the Dominican Republic on several occasions to teach and learn baseball. His first trip was in
January of 1992, where he spent a month at the Los Angeles Dodgers complex. He lived there, helped the team
with practice each day and learned the Dodger way of baseball.
* Spent the summers of 1994 & 1995 as the skipper of the Hornell (NY) Dodgers of the NCAA Upstate New York
Summer Collegiate League.
* He attended the Harry Wendelstedt Professional Umpire School in January of 2000.
* He umpired on the high school, community college & four-year college levels for a five years.
* He was a featured speaker at: The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association’s Convention (2001, Birmingham),
The National High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention (2010, Nashville) & the
American Baseball Coaches Associations’ – 2007/Orlando, 2013/Chicago & 2021/Washington, DC – Convention’s.
* He was the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association’s 2010 Distinguished Service Award Recipient.
* Alabama Community College Conference 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee,
* Alabama Baseball Coaches Association 2023 Hall of Fame Inductee.

* Member of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Tallassee, AL. and daily communicant at numerous Catholic Churches.
* He made his Cursillo retreat weekend in March of 2011. He’s actively involved in the Montgomery Cursillo and
Ultreya Community. He’s worked numerous cursillo weekends.
* He’s attended the Men’s Manresa Silent Retreat in Convent, LA. from 2017 – current.

* Lighthouse Catholic Media sales representative from June of 2011, until they were bought out by Augustine Institute in 2015.

* Helped start a Men of St. Joseph’s Chapter at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Montgomery, April of 2012, then at

Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Montgomery, December of 2013.

* Involved in prison ministry from August of 2013 – currently, at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama.