Zane Tyra, Head Coach Post 34 Senior Team
Post 34 is proud to welcome Coach Zane Tyra as Head Coach back for this season. Coach Tyra is a  with a degree in Business Management. Coach Tyra was a standout baseball player. He was All County pitcher at Tuscaloosa Co High ,  then moved on to Shelton State .Coach Tyra has coached youth teams at all levels , working with players from entry level to assisting with his High School alma mater Tuscaloosa County High. Coach Tyra is well connected within the Alabama college network and looks forward to bringing his first hand experience to help build both better baseball players and more importantly, better men.



 Assistant Coaches Post 34 Senior Team                                                     Matt Picucci


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Langston, Head Coach High School Eligible Team 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard Krout, Assistant Coach High School Eligible


















​​Jack Smalley, Head Coach 15U Team
Coach Smalley returns for his ninth season leading our 15U team. With over 26 years of youth baseball coaching and umpiring experience, Jack is the "Veteran" coach in the Post 34 organization. Coach Smalley's History with Post 34 baseball runs back to the 1940's when his Father played on the Post 34 State Championship team. Coach Smalley has coached youth teams to numerous championships with the 2106 15U and the 2018 teams winning the Alabama 15U state championship, and has over 340 wins in his career. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Coach Smalley played football for the legendary Coach Paul Bryant.  

Conrad Smalley, Assistant Coach 15U
 Post 34 welcomes first year Coach Conrad Smalley as assistant coach of Post 34 15U. Conrad was a successful three sport athlete at Tuscaloosa Academy lettering 6 years in both football,cross country and baseball. He played for Post 34 for the 15U, HSE, and Senior teams and was a standout on all 3 teams as a catcher, outfielder and pitcher. Conrad is a Religious Studies  major entering his Junior year at Sewanee University with an interest in marine biology.

 
 
Captain Brian Butler, USN,Post 34 Athletic Officer
Captain Butler entered military service in the United States Navy in 1991 as a Seaman Recruit. He received his commission in 1998 and has since served in the Defence Contingency Support Team, Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit, Carrier Strike Group TWO, and the Forth Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment along with several other units.
Captain Butler is still an active reservist and has served two extended deployments in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

 Post 34 welcomes Head coach of the varsity Post 34 team. I'm 23 years old and from Tuscaloosa. Coach Langston lettered  all 4 years of high school baseball and  graduated from Northridge High School in 2014. he is  now currently enrolled at the University of Alabama finishing up his final semester in Math Education this fall.  Matt played 2 years of American Legion baseball with Post 34 in 2012 and 2013. In those 2 years the teams managed to finish in the top 3 in the state both years.Coach Langston on his philosophy, " American Legion baseball is really a great experience because you get to play with guys from other schools and make strong bonds with others and I look forward to the opportunity to work with these guys and having a successful season this summer."

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​​​​​​​​Coach Picucci hails from Naples,  Fl where he was a first team all-conference pitcher at perennial 7a powerhouse Gulf Coast High and ranked the 163rd left-handed pitcher nationally in the 2011 draft class by Perfect Game and the 23rd in the state of Florida, respectfully . Coach Picucci was named a 2011 Rawlings preseason Florida All-region honorable mention in the lead up to his senior season in 2011. In 2012 coach Picucci headed to Hillsborough CC in Tampa, Fl where he played for legendary coach Gary Calhoun, where he would spend two seasons, earning Academic All-American honors in 2013. In 2014 Picucci attended Division 1 Florida Atlantic University where he would spend the fall before transferring to Division 2 Sunshine State Conference member Palm Beach Atlantic where he would play for former Major Leaguer of 8 seasons and 1999 National League All-star Kent Bottenfield. After college Coach Picucci began his professional career which spanned across four levels of professional baseball posting a career 2.69 ERA, with his best year coming at a stop in Old Orchard Beach Maine where he posted a 1.80 ERA and 6-0 record and was named an Empire League All-star before having his contract purchased by the Cornbelter’s of the Frontier league where Picucci would wrap up his playing career.  Coach Picucci points to former Major Leaguer Sterling Hitchcock as his youth pitching coach and mentor in the game of baseball. Picucci hopes to bring his knowledge and professional experience to the Post 34 pitching staff in 2019 while hoping to help each player reach their full potential. Very impressive turnout for the SR team tryouts. Saw lots of athleticism and baseball specific skills.

    Cole Beck 

Coach Beck joins the staff this after finishing his sophmore  year at Marion Military where he lettered the past 2 years as a catcher on the baseball team

    Landon Davis

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