Lee Gann began his career at Mountain Brook High School in 2003. That year
they finished with a 26-9 record, runner up in Area 7 and played to the 6A state
quarterfinals. The 2004 squad finished 18-17 and a trip to the second round of
the state playoffs. In 2005, the Spartans finished the season 23-12. They
continue to be strong winning back to back area championships in 2007 and
Coach Gann is a graduate of Homewood High School where he played football,
basketball and baseball.Following high school, Coach Gann attended Samford
University on a baseball scholarship. While at Samford, he was named AllAcademic Trans-America Athletic Conference Team, Converse-American
Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region Team, Most Valuable Player
and Team Captain. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in
After college, Coach Gann signed two professional baseball contracts and played
two stints with the Seattle Mariners organization and the Spartanburg South
Carolina Alleycats organization of the Atlantic Coast Independent League.
Coach Gann’s coaching career began as an assistant baseball coach at Samford
University in 1993. In 1994, he accepted a position at Hoover High School where
he was assistant coach for varsity football, varsity basketball and head junior
varsity baseball coach. He led several teams to Jefferson County
During the summer months of 1996,1997 and 1998, Coach Gann was
manager/head coach of the St. Joseph Missouri Saints Baseball Club of the
M.I.N.K. (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Collegiate League. All three years
his teams were National Baseball Congress Central USA Regional Champions
and his 1997 and 1998 teams were M.I.N.K. League Champions. His overall
record was 142-37 with all three teams earning berths to the National Baseball
Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas. His team in 1996 finished 50-14 and
placed 4th in the nation.
Prior to coming to Mountain Brook, Coach Gann spent three years at Bob Jones
High School in Madison, Alabama. He posted a 75-40 record during his tenure
there. In 2001 , his team finished runner-up in the 6A State Finals. Coach Gann
earned The Huntsville Times Coach of the Year. He also coached the north team
in the 5th Annual Alabama High School Sports Week All-Star baseball game. His
2002 team posted a 31-8 record, won the AI Smith Memorial Tournament
Championship and the ASMI/HealthSouth Challenge Championship.
In 2003, Coach Gann was named Over-the-Mountain Coach of the Year and
Alabama High School Athletic Association 5th district baseball representative.
Coach Gann is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Coach Gann has been the Chairman of the Board and Awards Director for the
Alabama Baseball Coaches Association since 2004. He was named The
Birmingham News South Coach of the Year in 2011.
Coach Gann is married to the former Brandi Higdon of Hoover and they have two children, Libby Grace and Curt