East Georgia State College (EGSC) recently named Patrick Alexander the interim head softball coach for its Lady Bobcats team.
Alexander, who prefers to go by Coach Al, is originally from Rancho Cucamonga, California, and has over 25 years of coaching experience.
Alexander attended Mesa Community College where he earned a full scholarship to the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR). After his two years at UNR, he caught the eye of a few MLB scouts. In 1978, he signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
He played for five years in the MLB before retiring from the sport to earn his college degree in secondary education at Arizona State University (ASU).
He began his coaching career at Coronado High School in Scottsdale in 1984, coaching junior varsity and varsity baseball.
In 1986 he began a coaching position at Carson Jr. High School in Mesa, Arizona. He remained there for 28 years where he coached football, varsity baseball, softball, cross country, flag football and track.
During his time at Carson, Alexander contributed to winning seven city championships.
He also achieved his master’s in education at ASU in 1995.
In 2016 Alexander retired and he and his family moved to Jacksonville, to be closer to extended family. Coach Al and his wife, Storey, have a daughter named Summer who is a sophomore at EGSC. She plays first base for the Lady Bobcat softball team.
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