Cammack ‘thankful’ for his time here

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2013

Will Cammack said he’s thankful he had the opportunity to coach and teach in both the Andalusia and Opp City School systems.

Cammack was hired at AHS in 2010, where he spent two seasons as an assistant baseball and football coach. He then went to OHS, where he coached in the same role for one year.

The Andalusia native was hired as an assistant baseball coach at Arab High School, a Class 5A school, earlier this week.

“I just want to say thank you to the Andalusia and Opp City School systems for getting me started in what I expect to be a continuing rewarding profession,” Cammack said. “This past year at Opp High School, the students I had made great strides in their education, and being nominated teacher of the year had nothing to do with me — it was because of my students and the help of my aide.”

Cammack will also take the role of K-2 special education teacher in Arab.

“It will be much like the classroom I helped in during my time as special ed aide at Andalusia Elementary,” he said. “I look forward to the opportunity.”

Cammack will be one of two coaches on Arab’s baseball team, which will be returning a lot of its starters from last season.

While this will be a big step up for Cammack, school classification wise, it’s also a big adjustment for him.

“Montgomery is the farthest I’ve ever lived away from home,” he said. “Now adding at least 150 more miles to that, it will definitely take some getting use to for me and my family here in Andalusia.

“Getting away from home will be a good experience for a while,” he said.

Cammack said he can’t thank former AHS coach Jonathan Rasberry and OHS coach Michael Cassady enough for how much he’s learned under their tutelage.

“They both know the game well and it was fun to work under them,” he said. “Obviously, it was fun to coach at Andalusia and Opp. It was a good experience. I’m thankful they let me be a part of it.”