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Gerry Ledbetter - ACCC Hall of Fame Inductee

Gerry Ledbetter - ACCC Hall of Fame Inductee

Coach Gerry Ledbetter graduated from Boaz High School in 1965. He is a 1969 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education.

During his high school career, Gerry played football, baseball, and basketball for the Pirates. He signed a baseball scholarship to Jacksonville State University. At JSU, Gerry was one of two Gamecock players to be named to the NAIA Little All-American Team. As a center-fielder, the Gamecocks advanced to the Alabama Collegiate Conference Tournament three times. All three years, Gerry was named to the All-Alabama Collegiate Conference Team. In his Little All-American year, he excelled on defense in centerfield and batted .406 for the season. He hit .320 or better each of the four years he played at JSU, a record.

Upon graduation, Gerry taught and coached at Sardis High School. He coached football, baseball, basketball, and track for two years before moving to Cleburne County High School for one year, where he coached football, basketball, and baseball. Desiring to move back closer to his roots, he took a teaching/coaching job at Douglas High School in 1972 and coached there until 1992. His DHS Varsity Boys Basketball team won the Area Tournament four years and finished in the finals three additional years. He also coached football and initiated a new varsity baseball program while at DHS.

In 1992, Gerry became head baseball coach at Snead State. During his tenure at Snead, he had 11 players sign professional contracts and well over 200 players sign four-year scholarships. Coach Ledbetter retired in 2018 after 26 seasons with more than 600 wins as the Parsons skipper.

He has been involved in sports camps and numerous community service activities as the leader of the Parsons. He was inducted into the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and was a 2016 inductee to the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is highly respected in the community and at the College. He is a man of great character that serves as an excellent role model to everyone he is around. He's had an impact on thousands of young men.

He is married to his wife, Carolyn. They attend First Baptist Church in Boaz and have two children, Stephen and Luke. They have one daughter-in-law, Misty, and one grandson, Dalton.