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EA hires new coaches

Shown are, left to right, new Escambia Academy softball coach Allie Park, EA football coach and athletic director Hugh Fountain and new EA baseball coach Jeffrey Price Jr. Price is an EA graduate.

Shown are, left to right, new Escambia Academy softball coach Allie Park, EA football coach and athletic director Hugh Fountain and new EA baseball coach Jeffrey Price Jr. Price is an EA graduate.

Escambia Academy has hired new coaches for its baseball and softball programs.

Jeffrey D. Price Jr. is the new EA baseball coach, and Allie Park will be the new softball coach.
Price graduated from EA in 2009, and then played baseball as a pitcher at Faulkner State from 2010-12, and at the University of Mobile from 2012-14.

At Mobile, he was the team leader in the 2013 season, with an ERA of 1.98. He also led the team with a 2.21 ERA in the 2014 season. Price led the team with eight wins that season, as well.

He is ranked fifth all-time in school history for ERA, and was a member of the all-conference team.

Park is a 2005 graduate of Charles Henderson High School in Troy, and has six years of coaching experience. She previously coached at Pike Liberal Arts in Troy, from 2013-15, and also has coaching stints at Hooper Academy (2012-13) and Clayton High School in St. Louis, Mo. (2009-11).

Park was named the Super 12 Player of the Year in 2005 at Charles Henderson. She played at Central Alabama Community College from 2005-06, and at Webster University from 2006-09.EA-coaches-photo-(Ditto)