Allen Baseball Club
Last Updated: November 16, 2017
Allen Baseball has been around for many years and our extended runs deep with some of the greatest people the world has to offer. A long time ago a little skinny came up our program Named Jeremy Rice and not only did we find an outstanding young man but two of the very best parents a program could ask to have in the program. Kyle Rice and Pam Rice (who still needs a Facebook). I have been from once side of this country to the other with this great family. So many great times....
As some of you know Matt Coulson has been away for a little while on personal leave. I talked to Matt today and we wanted to make an announcement about this status. Matt for many months has been very ill. He was able to get through the summer months of baseball in a lot of pain. He has always been a very private person and things like this are never easy.
Matt has been diagnosed with cancer in his neck. This summer he started getting tumors in his back near his spine but has spread. As you can imagine this was not a easy thing for him physically or mentally to deal with.
He is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy at this time. As the medical expenses build and being away from work we have set Matt up with a Venmo account for those who would like to lend a hand with the bills. If you would like to help please download the app for your phone and you can send it to him directly.
His Venmo account name is Matt-Coulson-4,
Matt has been a key part of Allen Baseball for so many years and I am sure he will be very grateful for any help possible. Please feel free to pass this info on to others.
I am very pleased to announce that Allen Baseball Club will be adding Sam Pistrui to our Coaching Staff for 2018. Sam was an All-District performer at Morton Ranch High School in Katy Texas and is finishing up his degree at Schreiner University in Kerrville Texas. During his time at Schreiner, Sam has played multiple positions and has been named to the All-Conference Teams.
In his playing years in our program Sam has always been one of the hardest working, team first guys we have ever had. His wiliness to make others around him better and being a true student of the game set the tone early that someday he will be a great baseball coach. We are very fortunate to have him and I know he will be a great asset for our players.
As Sam finishes up his senior season in Kerrville, he will be working towards a Graduate Assistant (GA) position and his Masters Degree, to become a college Baseball Coach.
Welcome home bud.