There are many dedicated people who work behind the scenes at the AHSAA Basketball State Finals to make it a memorable experience for the High School Teams and Coaches who make the State Playoffs. Here are a few of these individuals.
Teams Pass Gate Crew: Sidney James, William Taylor, and Ed Daniels. When teams arrive at The BJCC Legacy Arena, the Pass Gate Crew assist the teams with checking in, getting to the locker rooms, answering questions, and any other assistance requested.
Cheer Team Coordinator Sandra Seals assists the cheer squads throughout their time at the AHSAA State Finals. She loves working with the different cheer teams to make the State Finals experience special.
Multiple persons assure the game runs smoothly by keeping stats, running the clock, announcing the games, and much more.
Larry Robinson has been helping at the High School State Basketball Finals since 1977. He assists in variety of ways, primarily coordinating the awards for presentation and managing the basketballs for the games and warms ups, but you can find Larry doing many other things as the need arises.
Janis Clements has been a Team Host for 25 years. As a host, she meets the team at the door on game day, escorts them to the locker room and basketball court, and then sits with the team throughout the game to help in any way needed. Janis is proud of her association with The Birmingham Tip-Off Club.
These are only a few of the many people who work behind the scenes to make the State Finals an experience of a lifetime!