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Derek Darnell

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I have been an expert in the game of baseball for 20+ years now.
I have coached the game of baseball for over 10 years and love every
minute of it. I have been in every level of the game and know how to
teach and coach each age group what skills and knowledge they need
to have for them to be able to perform in the next level.
I am a Mobile native, from a small town, called Semmes, AL
where I graduated from M.G.M. High School. Home of the Vikings and
an extraordinary and well-known baseball program, to this day. I
graduated in 1998 and went on to play baseball collegiately.
I played a year at the University of Mobile, as a walk-on, before
moving on to Georgia, to a small town of Mt. Vernon. From there, I
proceeded to finish out my college baseball career and graduate with
a degree in Sport and Fitness. I took my baseball knowledge to the
next level, where I played for the Tampa Bay Rays Organization. As
my baseball playing career ended due to injury, I took my knowledge
and skills to the coaching aspect of the game. I may not have made
an records or won any trophies, but I take the love I have for this
game to those kids who can make those opportunities and memories
come true. My love for game of baseball I will pour into the athletes I
coach, where they will leave knowing how to respect the game, their
team, the program, and themselves to better long their career in life.
I am now a coach at Citronelle High School/Middle School Pro-
gram, in which, I instill my love and knowledge for the game of base-
ball in the athletes that I have had and will come through here. I
professionalized my baseball skills as a primary infielder that has be-
come an expert in all positions and areas of the game. I may not play
now and will always miss playing the game, but I live by one famous
“Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the
Earth. ...I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot
to live for.”
-Lou Gehrig

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