Athletics Hall of Fame - October 5, 2013
Al Oswald Jr. has been a longtime supporter of Coker and is a main driver for keeping alumni and parents from the 1990s connected with and supporting Coker College.
He began the Coker College Baseball Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, which is held each year at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course in Charleston, S.C. It has been an annual event since 1994 and attracts over 130 participants each year. All proceeds of the event are donated to the Coker baseball program.
Oswald’s son, Allie, is a 1996 graduate of Coker. During his time at Coker, Allie played baseball under Dave Schmotzer and was a member of the first baseball team at Coker, which began in 1993. He also played on the 1994 team that made it to the NAIA World Series.
Oswald Jr. recently retired after 39 years working at South Carolina Electric & Gas. He is a resident of James Island, S.C., where he lives with his wife, Sheron. They have two children, Allie and Melissa.