A Brief History of Flame Softball
Lady Flame softball is one of the oldest sports in SCS athletics, as it was one of the four sports included in the very first year of the school. From 1998 to 2003, the team competed in the Christian School Athletic Conference (CSAC). They were the CSAC champions in 2000 and 2002. Beginning in 2002, the school moved to the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and played in Division 1A.
The Lady Flame softball team made an appearance in Regional play for the first time in 2006. They lost 2 straight in the double elimination format. They returned to Regional play in 2014. The team won their first Regional game and played in to the second day before being eliminated. Four of the nine starters graduated.
The 2015 season was a building year for the SCS softball program. The team had no seniors and was comprised of mostly 7th-9th graders with 3 juniors in the leadership positions. The team ended their season at the area tournament where one player, Torie Garner, earned a spot on the All-Area team.
Head Coach - Larry Flippo
SCS is excited to announce Larry Flippo as the Head Softball Coach. Coach Elizabeth Higgins will remain on staff as an assistant coach.
He is a graduate of UNA with a Bachelor of Science in History and Science and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Coach Flippo has been a part of the SCS family for over 20 years. He has served as the Student Resource Officer, a teacher, and the Dean of Students, and was defensive coordinator for football for several years. Last year, Coach Flippo served as an Assistant Coach for Softball.
His wife, Mimi, is beginning her 21st year as a K4 teacher at SCS. Their son, Nathan, is a 2009 SCS graduate.
"It's an honor to accept the Head Softball Coach position," said Flippo. "I absolutely love the students at SCS and am excited for the opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of young ladies. I believe this program can excel both athletically and spiritually. It is such a blessing to be a part of this team as we build for the future. Go Flame!"
Assistant Coach - Elizabeth Higgins