Pictured above is newly named Valley Rams Varsity Baseball Coach Mike Meadows and his wife, Robin.
The Chambers County School District is pleased to announce the promotion of Coach Mike Meadows as the system’s new varsity baseball coach named to serve at Valley High School.
Coach Meadows was promoted to serve as Ram's new baseball coach to fill the vacancy for the 2022 spring sports year.
Coach Meadows will begin his transition into his new role effective immediately as he is excited to meet his new Rams Baseball team.
Coach Meadows was chosen to succeed former Rams Baseball Coach Matt Hicks. Coach Meadow's experience and familiarity with the current roster made him a natural fit for the new Rams Head Coach.
Mike Meadows graduated from Valley High School in 1993 and was born and raised here in Chambers County. Meadows attended VHS from 1990-93 where he played on the varsity baseball team for three seasons primarily as a 2nd baseman. He played for former Rams Coach Mike Frazier and Assistant Coach Walt Williams earning three varsity letters.
Meadow's final year on the diamond saw him and the rest of the Ram seniors win 20 plus games and their team's Class 5A Area Championship. The team advanced to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs beating Wetumpka in the first round and Robertsdale in the 2nd round before losing to Monroe County in the quarterfinals.
After graduation, Meadows attended SUSCC for his first year of school in Valley while working part-time. During his sophomore year, he walked on that fall in the baseball program at CVCC-Phenix City.
He went on to earn his certification in Industrial Electronics from SUSCC in 1999. Mike was hired to a full-time position by the Chambers County Highway Department in 1996 while he worked and finished his schooling certification. Meadows began his lengthy tenure in the highway department as laborer before earning a promotion to supervisor. Then in 2014, he was promoted to a leadership position as the Highway Department Superintendent.
He is married to Robin (Kendrick) Meadows having recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. She too is also a native of Chambers County. Their son, Ryan Meadows attended and graduated from Valley High School was like his father, had a successful prep career on the baseball diamond. Ryan went on to play college baseball at Huntingdon College and is now teaching and coaching at W.F. Burns Middle School.