First A/G, Montgomery, AL
Head Coach - Daniel Mims (Coaching since 1995 - Coached at Nationals 6 years-1995, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Assistant Coach - Andrew Banach - quizzed at National Finals in 2008
Captain - Hudson Kelley - 11th grade, 4th straight year to quiz at National Finals. Memorized all of John.
Silas Mims - 9th grade. Third straight year. Memorized all of John
Sidney Mims - 7th grade. 2nd straight year.
Montgomery First made it to Nationals for the first time in 1985 under the direction of Greg Kelley (at the time he was the youth pastor and is now the senior pastor of the church - Hudson's dad; Greg was also a top quizzer at Nationals in Ohio in 1978 and 1979). They returned in 1986, 1992, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. The highest finish at Nationals is 8th place. Most recently, the team finished 2nd in the Challenger division in 2010.
Favorite verse from Corinthians John 16:33
Tournaments attended this year
Owasso Xtreme Tournament
Favorite non-quiz related moment this year
We always go snow tubing on Saturday night after the Friendship in Pittsburg (3 years running now). This year, the weather was a little warmer, to the point to where a lot of the snow had melted during the day and refrozen that night making a very icy (and very fast) slope. It was the coach's bright idea to have a little competition among the group to see who could make all the way to the padding about 50 yards past the stopping point). All of the quizzers went first and a couple of them actually made it. It was now the coach's turn and he was NOT going to be out-done. Needless to say, the coach was moving at a "super-sonic" speed coming down the steep slope. So much so, that he was unable to slow down before CRASHING into the wall and almost KILLING himself. Of course, the quizzers were laughing so hard that they couldn't even help him up! Fortunately, there were no broken bones, just a LOT of soreness, bruises, and a damaged ego.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
We recently used our Bible Quiz to minister on an all church missions trip to South Africa (2009) and the Canary Islands (2010) and Guatamala (2011).