STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH
A two-year starter in centerfield during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Alex Kubal returns to Alabama as the fifth-year student assistant coach, while completing work towards his degree.
A talented outfielder with speed and the ability to make highlight-reel catches, Kubal played in 104 games and made 84 starts during his two-year career with the Tide. He hit .321 (94-for-293) with eight home runs and 39 RBI. He also added 63 runs scored, 18 doubles and 20 stolen bases. His best season came as a junior, where he hit .329 (48-for-146) during the 2008 season. He hit four home runs in both 2008 and 2009. He also appeared in 52 career SEC games with 44 starts. As junior, he hit .310 (49-for-158) in conference play with three home runs and 19 RBI. His best year was his senior year, where he hit a team-best .359 (33-for-92) in league play in 2009 with 22 runs scored, two homers and 12 RBI in 2009.
He played junior college baseball at Gulf Coast Community College, where he was a First-Team All-Panhandle Conference selection, after hitting .372 with two home runs and 30 RBI in 2007. He set the school single-season records for stolen bases (14) and doubles (17) and ranked seventh on the school's single-season chart with 73 hits.
Kubal originally signed with Concordia University-St. Paul, where he played one season for Coach Mark McKenzie. He was named the 2006 Freshman of the Year in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and was a First-Team All-NSIC selection. Kubal helped the Golden Bears to a 29-12-1 overall, including a 13-5 mark and third place finish in the NSIC. In 42 starts, he posted a .373 batting average (53-for-142) with four home runs and 29 RBI.
A 2005 graduate of Minnetonka (Minn.) High School where he was a three-year starter for Coach Jim Nunn, where he was a two-time All-State selection.