Coach Aldrich was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985, out of Eastern Illinois University.  He played college baseball at Olney Central College as a walk-on, earning a scholarship, then moved onto EIU in 1983.  Aldrich was a 1st Team All-Conference player at OCC, and was also 1st Team All-Conference at EIU, leading the team in several categories and winning the triple crown in 1985.  Aldrich played in the Braves organization as a centerfielder until rotator cuff injuries forced retirement. Aldrich then was a scout in the Atlanta Braves organization and later scouted in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.  He also was an assistant coach at Olney Central College, and a head baseball coach, head basketball coach and cross country coach at both North Clay High School and Fairfield Community High School in previous years. Coach Aldrich recently retired from being a school district superintendent for the past 14 years after finishing a 30-year career in the educational field.  Aldrich became the head coach at SWIC in 2018-19.

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