State Representatives honor HHS baseball coach

Published 2:33 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – The accolades for Helena High School head baseball coach P.J. Guy keep coming nearly four months removed from another 6A baseball state championship appearance.

On Monday, Aug. 27, Guy was honored in a more formal setting as State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, Alabama Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo and State Representatives Arnold Mooney and Allen Farley all attended the Helena City Council meeting to present him with a House and Senate Resolution congratulating his achievements.

After being named the Shelby County Coach of the Year for the second straight year in 2018, Guy has accomplished a lot in four short years.

In four years leading Helena, Guy has made it to the state championship in three of those four years and has won 26-plus games each season, including two 30-plus win seasons.

His latest accomplishment in 2018 saw Guy and the Huskies make it back to the state championship game for the second year in a row and third time in four years as they came up just short of defending their state title.

In his four years, Guy has totaled a combined record of 127-55 and has gone 26-19, 36-14, 38-6 and 27-16 since 2015, respectively. That’s an average of 31.75 wins per year and just 13.75 losses per year.

“On behalf of our Helena delegation, coach, I want to tell you that you’re the kind of coach we all needed when we were going through high school sports,” Ward said. “It’s because of folks like you who take all these students and all these players under your wing and really nurture them to be successful for the rest of their life.”

Guy was presented with a framed photo of the House and Senate resolution.