Talk with the Tide a huge success
July 8, 2016
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Talk with the Tide a huge success

Featured image: L-R John Troncal, Alumni Regional Vice-President, Jamie Burke, Alumni Chapter Representative, Ashley Wofford, 2016-17 DeKalb County Chapter President and Alex Smith, UA National Alumni Association President

Talk with the Tide

Three time All-SEC performer and 1979 All-American, Jim Bunch shares memories from being on the 1978 and 1979 national championship teams at the University of Alabama.

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—A packed room filled the First Methodist Christian Life Center in Fort Payne, on Thursday, June 23 to hear former University of Alabama players share their experiences in, “Talking With the Tide.” The event was hosted by the DeKalb County UA Alumni, Friends, and Family Club.

Area players joined former University of Alabama National Alumni President, Ben Shurett, who served as the moderator for an evening of Alabama football memories and laughter.  Former All-American Jim Bunch joined other area players such as David Beddingfield, Patrick Tate, Marcus Carter, Matt Hammond, and Ray Maxwell in reliving their glory days under coaches Bryant, Price, Curry, Stallings, Shula, and Saban.

The DeKalb County UA Alumni Chapter provides scholarships to area students and announced the newest endowed scholarship provided by the Charles Cole family.

The annual University of Alabama vs. Auburn University Golf Shootout will be Thursday, August 25 at Terrapin Hills Country Club to raise scholarship funds for DeKalb County students.  Anyone interested in information about being involved or on local UA Chapter events, please contact the organization by email at:

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