History of BSYAA

BSYAA is part of Boiling Springs Community

           Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association is one of, if not the oldest incorporated youth athletic leagues in the state of South Carolina, with over 40 years good standing as a non-profit organization.

          BSYAA has a rich history and is as big a part of the history of Boiling Springs as anything else. This organization is made up of youth athletes and their families and is operated and guided solely by volunteers.   Their countless hours of time and commitment show the dedication of BSYAA to the community and to the kids of Boiling Springs.

          There have been some very successful players on and off the field who got their start in the Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association. Forty years later, we are proud to continue to provide the same opportunity for so many youth in our community.  

         If you see a high school player today playing a sport at high school, chances are they played within BSYAA when they were younger.  We will continue to build a program that helps kids to be successful on the field and off the field.

          BSYAA has also faced some tragedy over the years, and we will start working to put together and tell the story of what BSYAA has meant to so many kids, parents, and volunteers. 


Boiling Springs Youth  - BOARD

Time Line

December 1977 - BSYAA was incorporated


Original Board:  


President: Joseph Green

Vice-President: William Powell

Treasure: Brenda Deal

Secretary: Brenda Rentz


April 1996 - BSYAA established 501C4 account for establishment of Bingo Money for the purchase of land, and facilities. Setup by BSYAA president Bill Watson and the board of that time.


October 1999 - BSYAA acquired 60 plus acres of land on Bryant Rd for $380,000.00 and started to build fields.

By board and its members. 

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Hall of Fame

Inductions

Below we have a selection for Players, Coaches, and Board Members that have been inducted into the BSYAA hall of fame.


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Board Members / Volunteers-



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Adkins Memorial Wall of Honor

Brian Adkins - September 26, 1969 - January 22, 2018

 During a BSYAA Board Meeting In January 2018, a discussion was held on ways to honor our past volunteers who were tragically taken away from us too soon.   During this conversation, Brian Adkins, the BSYAA Football Commissioner, suggested building a “wall of fame”.   All of Brian’s fellow board members loved the idea and agreed this was an option worth looking into!   Exactly one week later, Coach Brian was tragically taken away from us.  As the father of four, Brian had served in many roles for the league and coached many teams, including All-Star teams.  He always had a smile on his face and looked for the best in everyone.  Coach Brian, you are missed greatly, and we will build that wall in your honor! 

James "Jim" Rosengrant - July 5, 1966 - November 26, 2015

 Jim Rosengrant dedicated many years of service to BSYAA where he coached baseball and helped with the success of many of the kids who are playing high school ball today! He led his All-Star team to a state championship where they represented our league and community in the Cal Ripken Southeast World Series.   Coach Jim’s son, Jimmy, continues to serve as a volunteer in the League in honor of his father.  Coach Jim is greatly missed by many in our community and at the fields of BSYAA! The second field ever named was named Rosengrant field in his honor.

Tom Sheriff - Apr 15, 1980 – Nov 30, 2016

 Tom coached in our league for a couple of years and was tragically taken away in an auto accident. He was a lot of fun to be around and had a lot of fun, himself, helping coach some of our youngest teams.  Coach Tom, and his contagious smile, are greatly missed by everyone in our League! 

James Edward Bigelow - October 31, 1944 - November 3, 1996

 In the early ‘90s, James had a life changing effect on many of our youth. He was known for being a gentle giant, who always had a smile on his face. The first field was named after him because of what he meant to the kids of Boiling Springs.  

Barbara Shuler Watson - August 8, 1955 - May 18, 2017

 Barbara was a volunteer for many years at both Boiling Springs Youth and for the high school booster club.  She was a regular at the fields volunteering  in the ‘90s. 

Dennis Champion - October 5, 1952 - October 23, 2013

Dennis was instrumental in the success of BSYAA, he helped grow BSYAA softball, and football. He was also the type of guy you could call to coach a team after he was out of the league. He was always willing to step in and help the youth of Boiling Springs. 

Eddie Stapleton - September 19, 1966 - May 4, 2003

Eddie was an an active  member of our league for 10 years, Eddie was involved in all youth sports, and was known for his great love for his softball family and teams. 

Dylan Cothran - June 11, 2004 - January 26, 2014

 Dylan was only 9 years old when he and his father were tragically taken away from us in an early morning house fire. He was loved by his teammates and his spunk and hustle left an impression on everyone!  “Speedy” # 7 will never be forgotten! 

Michael Ray Cothran March 21, 1978 - January 26, 2014

 Michael helped coach both BSYAA football and baseball teams for several years.  The house fire that took the lives of both Coach Micheal and his son, Dylan, certainly left a huge void in our BSYAA family.  

Year by Year Board of Directors

Board of Directors through the years:

 We would like to have a timeline of all the members of our league who have served on our Board of Directors through the years.   Any information our community may be able to help provide would be greatly appreciated, as it is a little challenging to go back through the years trying to fill in the gaps.   We would like to make sure these volunteers are properly recognized for their service and support of our league. 


1977 - Founding Board: President: Joseph Green VP: William Powell Treasurer: Brenda Deal Secretary: Brenda Rentz


1978 - Founding Board: President: Joseph Green VP: William Powell Treasurer: Brenda Deal Secretary: Brenda Rentz


1995 - President: Bill Watson


1996 - President: Bill Watson


1997 - President: Scott Bishop


1998 - President: Scott Bishop


1999 - President: David Bowyer, VP: Randy Piazza, Treasurer: Robin "Byrd" Smith, Secretary: Kim Banks, Parliamentarian: Chuck McCoy


2000 - President: David Bowyer, VP: Randy Piazza, Treasurer: Robin "Byrd" Smith, Secretary: Kim Banks, Parliamentarian: Chuck McCoy


2001 - President: Randy Piazza, Treasure: Lynn Covil


2002 - President: Randy Piazza, Treasure: Lynn Covil


2003 - President: Randy Piazza


2004 - President: Randy Piazza 


2005 - President: Randy Piazza 


2006 - President: David Bowyer 


2007 - President: David Bowyer


2008 - President: Glen Arledge, VP:  Antonia Rojas, Treasurer: Mitzi Peeler, Secretary: Joanie Williams, Parliamentarian: Ted Williams


2009 - President: Glen Arledge, VP: Antonia Rojas, Treasurer: Mitzi Peeler, Secretary: Joanie Williams, Parliamentarian: Ted Williams


2010 - President: Ted Williams, VP: Micheal Starnes, Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Stacey Fish Parliamentarian: Joel Greene


2011 - President: Ted Williams, VP: Micheal Starnes, Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Stacey Fish Parliamentarian: Joel Greene


2012 - President: Micheal Starnes, VP: Chandlor Cole, Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Michelle Griffin, Parliamentarian: Ted Williams


2013 - President: Micheal Starnes, VP: Chandlor Cole, Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Michelle Griffin, Parliamentarian: Ted Williams


2014 - President: Michelle Griffin, VP:  ST White, Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Shona Townsend, Parliamentarian: Greg Hill


2015 - President: ST. White, VP: Travis Barnwell; Treasurer: Bill Robinson, Secretary: Wendy Taylor, Parliamentarian: Greg Hill


2016- President: ST White, VP: Derrell Kinard, Treasurer: Steve Martin, Secretary: Wendy Taylor, Parliamentarian: Tim Fleming


2017 - President: Tim Fleming, VP: Robert Taylor, Treasurer: Patti Fleming, Secretary: Danielle Bryant, Parliamentarian: Robin "Byrd" Smith


2018 - President: Tim Fleming, VP: Danny Rising, Treasurer: Patti Fleming, Secretary: Danielle Bryant, Parliamentarian: Robin "Byrd" Smith