Jonathan Gettys – MLB bound!

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Jonathan Gettys, a left-handed pitcher from Wallace Community College-Dothan, has been chosen as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

In this year’s season, Jonathan has started 5 games and is tied for 4th in the ACCC for strikeouts with 33. He has only allowed one home run and has an earned run average of .354, while batters have a .198 batting average against him. In addition, he has allowed 16 hits, 11 runs (8 earned), 10 walks, and 33 strikeouts.

His future plans: to be drafted to MLB! 

A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Jonathan has been playing baseball since he was a toddler. When not on the field, he enjoys lifting weights and watching movies.

Congratulations, Jonathan! We wish you all the best in your pursuits of  MLB!


Jonathan Gettys of the Wallace Community College Govs with Lillie Morgan, Athletic Trainer with Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

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Coach William Booth to be inducted into AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame

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The following is an excerpt from: Math Teacher William Booth’s Baseball Coaching Career Adds Up to Hall of Fame, By Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To read the complete article, click here. 

Coaching baseball was not William Booth’s first calling. A glance at his resume shows first choices as math teacher, assistant principal, advanced placement coordinator, transportation coordinator, and he also coaches baseball.

It can be said that he excelled in all of them. His baseball coaching has added up to an Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame selection for Booth, the state’s all-time prep baseball wins leader. The Class of 2018 will be inducted March 19 at the banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

“At the age of 42, he was called on to help out Hartselle High School’s baseball team. Without any previous experience in (high school) coaching, he walked on to the field and immediately started winning,” recalled his friend Don Logan, owner of the Birmingham Barons and B.A.S.S.
Despite his late start, Booth’s 30-year career as baseball coach at Hartselle has resulted in the following accomplishments for his storied program.

  • A won-lost record of 1,025-431 through 2017, making him the all-time winningest coach among Alabama high school baseball coaches.
  • Eight state championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999. 2000, 2009, 2013) and three runners-up (1993, 1998, 2010).
  • Seven AHSAA final-four finishes, two final eight and six final 16.
  • 20 Area championships and nine runner-up finishes.
  • The 2009 team finished with a record of 50-9. Five other teams won 40 or more games while 15 won more than 30 games. There has only been one losing record (20-27) during his career.
  • 101 players have received college baseball scholarships, including eight who went into professional baseball. Two of them, Steve Woodard and Chad Girodo, made it to the major leagues. Others have gone on to coaching careers.

He was also a Little League baseball coach for 10 years, winning two state championships and finishing second once. Booth was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004.

A native of Hartselle, Booth graduated from Morgan County High School in 1962. He attended Athens College and Alabama A&M, earning degrees in math and administration.

Don Logan pointed out that Booth’s accomplishments have not been limited to the baseball field. “He has also excelled in the important role of developing boys into men, and he has helped many earn college scholarships and quite a few more to sign contracts to play professional baseball,” Logan said. “Outside of baseball, he set what might be another record, teaching thousands of students subjects such as calculus and higher mathematics for 50 years. He recently retired from the classroom, but at age 73 he hasn’t quit working with young people, on and off the field.”

Dr. Dee Dee Jones, superintendent of Hartselle City Schools, calls Coach Booth “the finest example of how to coach students on all levels – mentally, academically, athletically and personally. “He continually goes beyond expectations to equip the students of Hartselle in whatever capacity he serves,” she stated in her nomination letter for his Hall of Fame selection. “During his 52 years in education – yes, I said 52 years – he has served as an advanced math teacher (49 years), Federal Programs Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Transportation Coordinator, Director of School Operations, and now as Assistant Superintendent. Over the past 30 years he has also served as the high school baseball coach. Mr. Booth has the distinct honor of being the winningest coach in Alabama.”

Coach William Booth is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Hartselle High School Tigers and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
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Nathan Senior – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Moulton

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Congratulations to Nathan Senior, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton!

Nathan is a Senior at East Lawrence High School. As a multi-sport athlete, he participates in Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, and Golf. He has been awarded All-State Qualifier/Participant in Cross Country and All-County 2nd Team in Basketball.

After graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Nathan is the son of Magellan Senior.

We wish you every success, Nathan!

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Will Gunnin – Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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On November 29, 2016, Will Gunnin lost his life in a wreck. Will played football, baseball, basketball, and track for the Addison Bulldogs. He also was on Addison’s first Fishing Team. Will was loved by all who meet him. The Football Spirit Cry this year was “79 Strong”.
Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainer Dewayne Fortenberry says, “The team and community knew him as Papa Gunnin, but for this Athletic Trainer, he will always be known as Big Will or the big sweaty teddy bear.” 
Will’s parents are Donna and Jeff Gunnin. Will has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman.
#79Strong #WeRemember

Christian Emberg – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

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Congratulations to Christian Emberg, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette!

Christian is a Senior at Berry High School where he has played Varsity for two years. He is a multi-sport athlete in Baseball (7) and Football (10) and has been selected All-State, All-Conference, West Alabama All-Stars, and Offensive Player of the Year.

In his spare time, Christian enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing sports.  After high school, he plans to attend Bevill State Community College and purse a degree in Criminal Justice.

Christian is the son of David and Christy Emberg.

We wish you great success, Christian!


Austin Riddle- Athlete of the Month for Vinemont High School and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman

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Announcing Austin Riddle, Athlete of the Month for Vinemont High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Austin is a Freshman who competes in a variety of sports including Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track and Cross-Country! In his free time, he enjoys sports and church activities.  His post-graduation plans include pursuing an Architecture Degree at UAH-University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Austin is the son of Daniel and Missy Riddle.

Congratulations, Austin!

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Mason Wakefield – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

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A big shout-out to Mason Wakefield, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Mason is a Senior at Northview High School where he plays Football(#11) and has been Captain for the team for 2 years. He also played 2 years on the Varsity Baseball Team. After graduation, Mason plans to attend Auburn University and study Pre-Med.

In his free time, Mason enjoys disc golf, football, and outdoor activities. He is the son of Sandi and Greg Wakefield.

Congratulations, Mason and we wish you the best!


Christian Peterson – Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation of Cullman

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Meet Christian Peterson – a Senior at Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard’s and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Christian plays varsity Basketball, Soccer, Track, and Baseball for the Saints. When not participating in sports, Christian enjoys spending time with his friends. He is the son of Meg and Pete Peterson.

Enjoy the rest of your senior year, Christian. We wish you the best! 


Kristofer Jones – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Oak Grove

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Kristopher Jones has been selected as the Encore Rehabilitation – Oak Grove Athlete of the Month! Kristopher is a Junior at Oak Grove High School where he plays Varsity Football (#20) and Baseball (#7). Kristopher has lettered all three years of high school and has also made the All-Area Team in Baseball.

When not playing sports for the Warriors, he enjoys hunting, fishing, weight-lifting, and playing video games. His post-graduation plans include attending college.

Kristopher is the son of Robert and Sandra Stephens.

Congratulations, Kristopher!


Joshua Santa Cruz- Encore Rehabilitation – Foley Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations to Joshua Santa Cruz for being selected as the Encore Rehabilitation – Foley Athlete of the Month!

Joshua is a 11th grade athlete at Foley High School where he plays football (#84) and baseball.  He has played varsity sports for the Lions for three years.

After high school, Joshua says,”I will make it to the NFL but if not, I want to be a missionary or in some type of ministry.”

Joshua is the son of Chris and Melody Santa Cruz.

We wish you the best of success, Joshua!