A.H.S. Hall of Fame

Shane Stelly
2014 Hall of Fame Inductee
(AHS 1984-1988)

Shane Stelly is the son of Daniel R. Stelly and Debra Richard.  Shane was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, on November 29, 1970 and he has one sibling, a younger brother, Chet D. Stelly.

Growing up, Shane was always interested in sports.  As a youth, he participated in Abbeville youth programs, playing baseball and Biddy Basketball.  He made the Biddy Basketball all-star team (4) consecutive years and participated in the Biddy Basketball World Tournament in Puerto Rico as a 10-year old (coached by Glen Michaud, Sr and Larry Winters).  Despite those impressive accomplishments, Shane’s true passion was always baseball.

During his youth baseball tenure, in Abbeville, Shane was selected to the league all-star team 11 consecutive years (from an 8 year old through 18 years of age), only missing the honor in his first year.  In baseball, Shane was coached by Jessie Faulk, Tommy Picard, and Jimmy Touchet. 

In high school, Shane was a four-year letterman on the Abbeville Wildcat baseball team under coaches Errol Trahan, Jody Ortego, Dave Davis, and Don Ritter.  As a freshman pitcher, Shane had a 5-0 record, 2-0 in district play, and was named to the All-District Honorable Mention team.  Shane earned First Team All-District honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  In his senior season he garnered numerous additional awards, including First Team All-State, All-District MVP and All-Parish MVP.  During that senior year campaign, Shane had another stellar pitching record, 8-0, with an ERA of 0.89 in the regular season (4-0, with an ERA of 0.35 in district), which included a no-hitter in the district championship game.  Shane was also a force at the plate, hitting over .400, with (6) six home runs. 

Following his senior season, Shane was named to the LHSAA All-Star team and was selected to play for the West in the annual High school All-Star game, earning the Most Valuable Player Award.

Following his playing days at Abbeville High, Shane signed a baseball scholarship to play at Angelina Junior College, in Lufkin, TX, and was a two-year letterman while fulfilling the closer role.  During his two years, at Angelina, Shane had a 4-0 record with 10 saves and an ERA of 1.29.  During his freshman year, Shane closed all (3) three of Angelina’s playoff games, sporting an ERA of 0.00, while averaging (2) two strikeouts per inning.

Shane currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his 14 year old son, Trenton Jude Stelly, and his step-son, Tristan Mark Guerrero.  Shane has spawned a successful career in the Pump Engineering Sector and currently holds the position of South Central Regional Manager for Midas Flow Control.

Shane has many fond memories of Abbeville and of his teammates, coaches and teachers and is thankful for their friendship and encouragement.  Most of all, he would like to give special thanks to his parents, his brother Chet, and Jessie Faulk, for their support.

 

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