Georgia Dugout Club honorees
MARIETTA -- Adam Cantrell tried as hard as he could could to deflect the attention.
When the Providence Christian baseball coach was presented the Ethics in Coaching Award at the Georgia Dugout Club's annual Coaches Clinic at the Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, he was humbled.
"It's certainly an honor, especially when I look at all the others who have received this award," Cantrell said. "From Doug Jones at Mill Creek to Mike Strickland at Marist, I'm surprised people in this room even know who I am."
Cantrell was presented the highest award on Friday, while the Dugout Club inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame -- Georgia State head coach Greg Frady, Harrison's Mark Elkins, Chattahoochee's Tim Lemons, Roswell's Mike Power and Savannah Christian's Carl Carter.
The Providence coach led the Storm to the Class A state championship in 2012 and a state runner-up finish in 2014. He also led Providence to the state semifinals in 2008.
"When you win Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, all region honors, you have to have horses," Cantrell said. "The thing about this award is that anybody can win it. You have to treat players, the officials and your opponents as well as the game of baseball well regardless.
"My biggest thing is that when we compete, regardless of whether we won or lost, when the other team walks off the field, they felt respected."
Power and Carter joined the Club's 500-win club last year and. Elkins guided Harrison to a state championship in 2010, while Lemons took Chattahoochee to a state championship in 2005.
Frady is the all-time winningest coach at Georgia State and took the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
The Dugout Club also honored its state players and coaches of the year, while presenting plaques to coaches for milestone wins.
Russ Bayer, South Forsyth
David Smart, LaGrange
Patrick Mayfield, Tallulah Falls
Todd Harris, Woodstock
Jason Johnson, Mountain View
Jason Brett, Houston County
Vince Massey, Brookstone
Stephen Phillips, Locust Grove
Erik McDougald, Thomasville
Thad Marchman, Charlton County
Todd Middleton, NW Whitfield
Chuck Cheek, Schley County
Todd Shelnutt, George Walton
Franklin Deloach, East Coweta
Jeff Segars, Loganville
Craig George, Carrollton
Jeff Rowland, Pope
Tony Wolfe, Buford
Carl Carter, Savannah Christian
Players and Coaches of the Year awards
Overall Players of the Year
Carter Kieboom, Walton and Joshua Lowe, Pope
Players - Zac Kristofak, Walton and Matt Rowland, Pope
Coaches - Shane Amos, Walton and Jeff Rowland, Pope
Players - Tanner Hall, Houston County and Mitchell Miller, Loganville
Coaches - Jason Brett, Houston County and Jeff Segars, Loganville
Players - Ethan Lindow, Locust Grove and Brandon Marsh, Buford
Coaches - Stephen Phillips, Locust Grove and Tony Wolfe, Buford
Players - Rankin Woley, Westminster and Conor Davis, Blessed Trinity
Coaches - Russell Wrenn, Westminster and Andy Harlin, Blessed Trinity
Players - Aaron Schunk, Lovett and Colin Hall, Wesleyan
Coaches - Lance Oubs, Lovett and Brian Krehmeyer, Wesleyan
Class A Public
Coach - Brent Korn, Treutlen
Player - Tristan Cone, Treutlen
Class A Private
Player - Corey Bartholomew, Tattnall Square
Coach - Joey Hiller, Tattnall Square