North Myrtle Beach selects new head baseball coach

AldersonNorth Myrtle Beach High School has chosen Brian “B.A.” Alderson to lead the Chiefs varsity baseball program. Alderson will take over for former head coach Tony Boyer after Boyer’s late April resignation.

The Chiefs look to improve upon a 2014 season that started out strong with a 5-1 record, but only picked up two more wins all season. They finished 7-14 on the year, and 1-9 in the region.

Alderson, from Shallotte, NC grew up on the baseball diamond, the son of legendary, 26 year West Brunswick head baseball coach Mike Alderson. The elder Alderson announced that he would retire at the end of the 2014 season, going out with  367 wins in his career.

Brian Alderson played college ball for Gardner-Webb University, before entering the military. In 2000 he accepted a position as assistant baseball coach at West Brunswick, working alongside his father. Through the years, the program produced 41 college baseball players, 13 at the Division I level. Alderson was a member of the coaching staff during West Brunswick’s 2004 state championship season.

He joined the  Brunswick Community College coaching staff in 2007, helping to start and develop the baseball program at that school before rejoining the West Brunswick staff in 2010.

Alderson is married to Katie Alderson, and has a 5 year old son and daughter in college. He’ll also join the Chiefs staff as an assistant football coach. Because a teaching position was not currently available, he’s been placed in stand-by mode. “I hope one opens up. I’d like to be over there walking the halls every day and keeping up with the players, making sure they are doing what they are supposed to,” said Alderson.

Athletic Director Joe Quigley confirmed the hire by phone, “We’re real excited about what Brian will bring to our program. He’s been in baseball a long time and comes from a baseball family. It’s about the kids and our program and we feel we have the right man for our program here.”

Photo provided by Katie Alderson

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