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Stokely Bazemore

Coy Stokely Bazemore, Jr. was born October 29, 1946 in Alexander City, AL. He grew up in Wetumpka and graduated from Wetumpka High School in 1965. He earned a B.S. in Math Education from Auburn University in 1969 and later received a Masters in higher education from Auburn-Montgomery.

His teaching career began in Wetumpka where he taught for 37 years. Bazemore was a highly respected math teacher who was truly dedicated to the success of his students.

Bazemore served as a basketball, football, and baseball coach, athletic director, and teacher at Wetumpka High School. His 22 baseball teams posted a 284-157 mark and won the Class 3A State Championship in 1982. They also finished as the runner-up in 1988. Twelve of his baseball teams qualified for the state playoffs.

His nine basketball teams compiled a 187-57 record and were Class 3A State Champions in 1979 and 1980. He also coached the first undefeated regular season football team which was the first team to make the state playoffs for Wetumpka High School in 1981.

His overall football record is 72-65-1. His squads won four area titles and qualified for the playoffs six times. He served as the head football coach from 1980 through the 1992 season.

His overall football record is 72-65-1. His squads won four area titles and qualified for the playoffs six times. He served as the head football coach from 1980 through the 1992 season.

Coach Bazemore was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. The Wetumpka High School baseball field is named in his honor and a part of Wetumpkas Hohenberg Stadium is named Bazemores Corner.

Coach Bazemore was selected as the 1981 Montgomery Advertiser Metro Football Coach of the Year and the 1981, 1982, and 1992 Montgomery Advertiser Metro Baseball Coach of the Year. He was awarded the 1985 East-West Service Award to Youth by the Alabama Lions Club.

After his retirement from coaching in 1999, he continued to teach advanced math courses. He was instrumental in building a new baseball field and providing better lighting at Wetumpka High School, which was named "Bazemore Field," in his honor.

Bazemore was a member of the Wetumpka Parks and Recreation Board from 1975 to 1997. He was an active member of the Quail Walk Country Club and a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Wetumpka.

Coy Stokely Bazemore, Jr., 61, of Wetumpka, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at Baptist Hospital South in Montgomery.

Known Record:  74-64-1   53.6%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Wetumpka1992 5A3-7179244R60-31994
Wetumpka1991 5A6-52321840-1727R6#2-19063
Wetumpka1990 5A4-6129189R61-23765
Wetumpka1989 5A3-7105191R50-22454
Wetumpka1988 5A4-6143199R50-23879
Wetumpka1987 5A6-51471580-167R5#2-05320
Wetumpka1986 5A7-42571850-13233R51-15232
Wetumpka1985 5A7-41931200-1714R52-17613
Wetumpka1984 5A12-1296912-14447R5#3-0977
Wetumpka1983 3A4-7128186R72-474132
Wetumpka1982 3A2-832217R71-619169
Wetumpka1981 3A10-1227600-1714R7#6-015339
Wetumpka1980 3A6-3-1177116R74-27064
 13 Years74-64-1224521402-610314224-24802831
 13 Years74-64-1224521402-610314224-24802831

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