Lou Vickery is a former professional baseball player. After graduating from Escambia County High School in Atmore, Lou signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Over a ten-year career, Lou also played for the New York Yankees organization and coached in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
Lou got his B.S. degree from Troy State University (AL), graduating after his baseball career. He coached a year in Troy, then spent four years with Merrill Lynch as an Account Executive. Lou moved into the training and development field with Pat Ryan and Associates of Chicago, Ill. in l974. After 1980, he did contract training for numerous national organizations and over a thirty (30) year period worked with over 2,800 companies in 44 states and two foreign countries. Lou has spoken in every city in the USA with a population of over 150,000 people.
Lou is the author of twelve books. Those books that are presently in print include: A TOUCH OF GRAY (New Release in Spring, 2016)… CHARLIE GETS ANOTHER PUPPY… COACH SAYS… GOOD STUFF FOR THE JOURNEY… NOTES FROM GOD… and THE RISE OF THE POARCH BAND OF CREEK INDIANS. Lou’s first theatre production: LAUGH, GIGGLE AND GRIN WITH UNCLE LOUIE AND FRIENDS has been presented in several theatres.
For the past eleven years, Lou has been a radio talk show host.
Lou is a retired member of the National Speakers Association, Society of Professional Trainers, past president of the Atmore Rotary Club, and retired Chairman of the Atmore Area Hall of Fame.
Lou has two sons, Lance and Kevin, two stepdaughters, Shannon and Amanda, and one stepson, Leland. 5 grandchildren, Drew, Max, Harper, Ryder, and Raleigh. Lou resides in Gulf Shores where Lou plays tennis three to four days a week. He is captain of the defending state champion Lower Alabama Senior Combo Tennis Team that competed against other teams in the state.