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UAB honors baseball coach for milestone win

Brian Shoop has 1,003 wins in his college coaching career, 304 at UAB and 699 at Birmingham Southern College (abc3340.com)

UAB honored baseball coach Brian Shoop on getting win No. 1,000 of his career.

The ceremony was Tuesday, before the Blazers hosted Auburn. Shoop has 1,003 wins in his college coaching career, 304 at UAB and 699 at Birmingham Southern College. At BSC, one of his assistants was Auburn coach Butch Thompson.

"There's going to be so many former players--from Birmingham Southern to UAB. I've hearing from them all day," Thompson said. "They're just excited. It's like a reunion here tonight. They respect an unbelievable coach and a thousand wins is a big deal in our profession and no one is more deserving of this special night."

"I'm grateful. I'm humbled," Shoop said. "I just hope that, as the career winds down, that ultimately God is pleased and we've impacted live in a positive way."

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