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Lake City’s Apicella Named North-South All-Star Coach
Lake City High School head baseball coach and athletic director Matt Apicella (Shadyside Class of 1994) has been named as a coach of the South team for the 2016 North-South All Star game June 9-11.
Selected by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association, Apicella will join Jeff Gregory of Waccamaw High School to lead the 2A/3A South squad.
“This is a humbling personal accolade but more importantly a tremendous program honor,” Apicella commented. “I have been blessed to work under incredible head coaches in Greg Streett and Jason Cook and now with dedicated assistant coaches in Jamison Estep, Michael Clark and Cody Sears,” he said. “Over the years, the players have bought into the program we have established and worked hard to meet the standards set. This validates the efforts of many former players and coaches. I am honored to represent Lake City High School,” said Apicella
Apicella has coached baseball at Lake City High School since 2002 and was named head coach in 2010. His Panthers teams were Region Champions in 2011 and District Champions in 2010. Since 2002, 21 Lake City High School baseball players have signed to play college baseball.