Brian Shoop ’80, head baseball coach at the University of Alabama (UAB), earned his 1,000th win on April 21 when UAB’s posted a 14-9 victory over Louisiana Tech. Shoop became just the 80th coach in Division I history to attain this mark. In his years as UAB, the baseball program has become one of the most successful on both the regional and national level. Shoop was the 2016 national recipient of the Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award, presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “Simply put, as great as Shoop is as a baseball coach,” said Auburn head coach Butch Thompson, he’s a better man.” Thompson pitched and coached for Shoop at Birmingham-Southern College. Shoop and his wife, Brenda (Yoh) ’80, reside in Birmingham and have five children: Scott, Emily, Hannah, and twins Sarah and Jesse. Read more.