Class of 2000
Chase Riddle His baseball career spanned four decades (he was player, manager, scout and coach). At the age of 17, he signed a contract with the Boston Red Soxs, WWII interrupted his playing. After being discharged from the Navy, he enrolled at Troy State. He played football, basketball, and baseball. In 1950, earned Little All-American honors as fullback. After graduation, coached at Troy State three years. In 55 joined the St. Louis Cardinals organization as player/manager of farm teams across the U.S. and Canada. In 63, he became the Cardinals scouting supervisor in the Southeast and the Caribbean. (Players he signed included Steve Carlton, Hector and Jose Cruz and Coco Laboy). In 78 became head coach at Troy State. His overall record at Troy was 435-149-2, five Gulf South Championships (80,81,82,86, and 87), six NCAA Central Region Championships (80, 81, 84, 85, 86 and 87), and two National Championships (86 and 87).