His teams won two state championships and made 13 straight state playoff appearances. Thirty-eight of his players went on to play in college, and four have played professionally.
After 14 years and 331 wins, Bill Glover has retired as Baker High School’s baseball coach.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a few years,” Glover told AL.com. “I kind of realized I’m missing a lot of time with my own kids and not getting to be involved in their lives as much as I’d like to be. Mainly, after doing this so long, there just comes a time when you know you need to do something else.”
Glover, who will remain at Baker as a geometry teacher, has three children — Brett, 20, who plays baseball at the University of Mobile; Brandi, 19, a student at Auburn; and Allie, a freshman at Baker.
“For as long as I’ve been alive, Dad’s been coaching,” Brett Glover said. “Baker baseball has been a huge part of our family for years. From going up to the field as a little kid to practice with the team and root them on, to earning a spot as one of his players, it has always been a privilege to take part in such a great program. It’s obvious that Dad loves the game.
“I am forever grateful for the blessing it has been to grow up with not only a great coach, but an awesome dad.”
Glover leaves Baker with a 331-168 record at the school. He also was head coach for five years at Davidson before taking over the Hornets’ program.
“I’m proud of the moral example Bill has set for his players,” said Glover’s father, longtime Mobile County educator and former B.C. Rain football coach Ben Glover. “I believe he has always led his teams with integrity and good sportsmanship.”