Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game MVP Award Named for Frost


     The Most Valuable Player Award in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game is named for the late Eddie Frost, who helped to found the annual contest which began in 2002.
   Frost, who he had served as Mayor of Florence since 1984, was instrumental in establishing the game and serving as the host city where it was played for several years.
      A four-year letterman at Sheffield High School in baseball and basketball, he earned a scholarship in both sports to Florence Teachers College where he lettered all four years. 
      His first coaching job was at Appleby Junior High School in Florence where his teams compiled a phenomenal 241-18 record highlighted by a 64-game winning streak.

      Then he moved to Bradshaw High School where he started the athletic program and enjoyed a successful 18-year coaching career. His basketball teams compiled an impressive 253-180 record and won a Class 4A state championship in 1976 when he was named state coach of the year and all-star coach for the second time. His overall coaching record of 467-198 averaged just over 20 wins per season. 

      The first basketball coach to serve as president of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association, he conducted a clinic at a national coaches meeting. He held the first basketball camp in the Shoals area for children ages 6-12. Also, he served as a committee member on the NCAA Division II National Championship Game.

      Frost has been a life-long example of the finest intangible values—character, leadership and commitment to service.