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POSTED: February 8, 2007 5:05 a.m.
Former Long County High School baseball coach Albert Lodge was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Sheraton in Midtown Atlanta. on Saturday.
Harvey Cochran, President of the Georgia Dugout Club, spoke highly of Lodge and said induction into the Hall of Fame was one of the greatest honors a coach could achieve. There are no special achievements for induction into the Hall of Fame, but a coach’s years of service, their achievements during that service, and how much that coach has done for the sport of baseball throughout his career are all taken into consideration when choosing an inductee.
Lodge retired from the Bryan County School system as cead coach and is currently a part-time assistant principal at Walker Middle School in Ludowici and assistant baseball coach at his alma mater Benedictine Military School.
Lodge will be honored at this year’s annual alumni baseball game at Bryan County High School in Pembroke at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23. All past players, friends and acquaintances are encouraged to attend this special occasion.  
Lodge’s Career Highlights
1976 - STATE CHAMPIONS- Savannah High School
13 Region Championships
1983 - Junior Olympic Baseball Coach
1985 - Georgia’s nominee for National High School Coach of the Year
1986 - South Georgia All Star Coach - Georgia All Star Game
2001 - Inducted into Greater Savannah Hall of Fame
2005 - Georgia Dugout Club Milestone Award- 400 wins
2006 - Benedictine Military School Wall of Fame
Career record - 422 wins - 193 losses
13 Region Championships

 

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