|Organization:||Fenton High School (IL)|
After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1966, where he played for ABCA Hall of Fame coach Charlie Maher, Terry Ayers received his Masters of Arts degree from Northwestern in 1970 and was a graduate assistant in football. His high school coaching career began in 1972 as head baseball coach at Fenton High School where he had a lifetime career record of 334-231 until retiring in 1989. After Fenton, Ayers coached AAU baseball taking them to the National tournament three times and had a lifetime record of 198-79.
In 1990 Ayers became the regional Director for Doyle Baseball School. As regional director he was the lead instructor in hundreds of baseball schools for players and coaches, giving coaching seminars in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. He also is a member of the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago where he serves as Secretary and on the Board of Directors. He co-chairs the annual Showcase for the Club, and in 2009, received the Pitch and Hit Club Charlie Hum Service Award for contributions to the community service in baseball.
Ayers has spoken at several state coaches clinics, as well as the National Baseball Coaches Clinic in 1999 and the ABCA Convention in 2001. Ayers currently serves on the ABCA Hall of Fame Committee.
In 2006, Ayers came out of retirement after his son was finished playing college baseball at the University of Louisville. He is currently the volunteer assistant Pitching Coaching at St. Charles North High School, in St. Charles Illinois. Helping the team win a Conference Championship in 2007 as well as the Regional Championship in 2007 and 2008.
Ayers received the Len Diforte Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 and was elected into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.