Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Wildcat Baseball team honored long time Edmonson County Coach and mentor Charles Alexander at last night's home game against Butler County by retiring Alexander's number in an on-field ceremony.
Alexander, who coached and influenced the lives of Edmonson County youth for over 40 years, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to junior Wildcat Ryan Lindsey.
Coach Alexander stood with Edmonson County's four seniors near the pitcher's mound as Alexander's lengthy resume was announced in front of a large home crowd, which included:
Alexander's children, grandchildren, and many of his close friends attended last night's ceremony. He nodded his head and said "Thank you," as he waved to the crowd. He was given a heartfelt standing ovation as he left the field.
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4/26/2017 10:22:31 am
Congratulations Coach! Well deserved,just a great person all around.
4/26/2017 11:52:05 am
Coach is a perfect example of what a great man can do with a public position. I'll never forget my days at kyrock with him. He's also been a great friend throughout life. Glad to see him honored.
4/26/2017 12:25:15 pm
Coach Alexander spent his life helping others, accolades long over due.Thanks Coach for the many people you've blessed over the years.
Jonathan C. York US Army Retired
4/26/2017 06:19:11 pm
A Great American for sure, Just one of vary few Men I ever looked up to. You were not just a great coach, you are an outstanding person, and I for one am a better person for knowing Mr. Charles Alexander. Thank you Sir for all you have done in life, and all the young people that you helped. So glad you have been recognized. Congratulations
4/28/2017 08:41:47 pm
Coach Alexander....Congratulations to you and your great family. I still remember you coaching me in little league, and years later telling me I should have shot more when I was playing basketball with Kevin.
Neal K. Lindsey
4/29/2017 05:22:33 pm
I'm a little late in finding out about Coach's wonderful day of accolades, but I just couldn't pass up this opportunity to say how much he meant to me. I had coach when I went to Sunfish school in the 70's and I grew up obese, which made me somewhat of an outcast in sports, but Coach Alexander helped me make a white shirt into a baseball jersey so I could play baseball and taught me how to keep a shot chart and run our old home clock for basketball games. This made me part of the team. Not only that, but he would take me home after practice and late games like he done for many whom would have been left at home if not for his sacrifice. Later in life, he helped me get a job as a bus driver and even called me the night before I took the CDL test to make sure I had an extra pair of eyeglasses. Words cannot express how grateful I have been all my life for the many memories that coach helped provide to a poor,overweight, often ignored child. My love for you will always and forever be known to my family and friends. With Love, Neal
Damion Love a.k.a. Heidi Hampton
5/1/2017 04:00:15 am
Coach Alexander and Mrs Alexander we're both amazing folks at Kyrock Two upstanding citizens of E.C. I'm glad coach did what he's always had a gift doing...coaching.When I went to ECMS I was lazy in gym,coach wore me out at Kyrock,lol.Best Wishes Mr.&Mrs.Alexander from FL
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