We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci’s Jewelers – Hanahan’s premier jewelry store for more than 60 years. We are so happy that you decided to visit our website! We hope that while you’re here, you will begin to get a sense of why so many customers choose Colucci’s Jewelers over other jewelry stores in Hanahan, SC.
In an industry known for snobby salespeople and overpriced items, Colucci’s Jewelers brings warm smiles and affordable prices to jewelry shoppers in the Lowcountry. Unlike other jewelers in Hanahan, the Colucci team focuses on providing customers with an unmatched jewelry experience, from the moment they pull into our parking lot to the minute they leave our showroom. We believe our customers deserve special attention, and our goal is to provide them with friendly, personalized service every time they visit.
The Colucci Difference
As a certified jeweler with more than 50 years in the industry, Stefan Colucci has built his reputation on excellence and execution. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for precision, Stefan pours his heart into every custom-made piece of jewelry, repair, restoration, and appraisal that he completes at Colucci’s Jewelers. With consistent craftsmanship and impressive attention to detail, Stefan’s ability to cater to all your jewelry needs will exceed your expectations every time.
While Stefan focuses on creating unforgettable custom jewelry for you or your loved one, his wife Summer specializes in customer service. Kind, patient, and knowledgeable in her own right, Summer will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and guide you through the jewelry selection process. Whether you’re stressed out looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or need to restore a priceless family heirloom, Summer will make sure you receive the attention you deserve.
When you shop at Colucci’s Jewelry, understand that we will never try to pressure you into a purchase or provide you with lackluster service if you’re “window shopping.” We treat each of our customers with the same exceptional care, whether they are repeat clients or new faces.
Colucci’s is a name you can trust – there’s a reason we were voted Best Jeweler in 2019 by Readers Choice!
Diamond Engagement Rings in Hanahan
Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most beautiful, memorable moments that two people will ever share as a couple. An engagement ring symbolizes love and acceptance; it epitomizes trust and commitment. While no two proposals will ever be exactly the same, there is one constant that will always remain true: the diamond engagement ring you choose from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of pleasure and contentment.
We understand that choosing the right engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you can make. That is why we pair the finest engagement jewelry in Hanahan, SC, with one-on-one showings and helpful advice – to ensure that you discover dazzling rings at an affordable price. With the Colucci team by your side, we take second-guessing out of the equation, so you can focus on popping the question with confidence. After all, a diamond engagement ring is meant to be cherished for a lifetime!
Factors to Consider Before Buying an Engagement Ring
We find that taking the time to give our clients as much information as possible makes their experience easier and more enjoyable. Before you visit our store in person, consider the following factors when choosing an engagement ring:
- Ring Size: Knowing your fiancée’s ring size is crucial, especially if you’re planning a surprise without her knowing. Borrow one of her rings and bring it to Colucci’s Jewelers, and we will measure free of charge. For the perfect fit, we can also resize her ring when the time is right.
- Jewelry Preference: Sapphire? Ruby? Emerald? Diamond? At Colucci Jewelry, we have a wide range of gemstones to choose from which to choose, as well as settings and metal types. Ask your fiancée’s friends or family for tips, or better yet, ask her yourself if you can do so without spoiling the surprise.
- 4 C’s: The four C’s represent color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. If you’re just starting your search, this system might be foreign to you, but it is a trusted grading system used throughout the world. We recommend you visit Colucci’s Jewelers for a quick education on this system, so you can find a quality diamond at a price that fits within your budget.
On-Site Jewelry Services in Hanahan
With regular care and maintenance, your piece of fine jewelry from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Whether your favorite emerald necklace needs cleaning or a small diamond in your engagement ring is loose, we are happy to help. With more than 50 years of experience as Colucci’s Jewelers’ in-house repair expert, Stefan Colucci will handle your jewelry with care and compassion. Stefan is also highly skilled at creating designer jewelry in Hanahan, SC. If you have a grand idea for a custom jewelry project, Stefan will consult with you one-on-one to turn your dream into reality.
In addition to the above services, Colucci Jewelers also offers:
- Class Rings
- Cash for Gold
- Gold Dealer Services
- Consignment Services
- Custom Diamond Engagement Rings
- Luxury Watches
- Luxury Watch Repair
- Rhodium Plating
- Same-Day Jewelry Repair
- Gold Coins for Sale
Don’t risk sending your jewelry off to another state or country to be repaired by someone you can’t see or talk to – as the premier on-site jewelry store in Hanahan, we will handle all of your jewelry needs in person, with hard work and a smile.
If you need to get your fine jewelry appraised for insurance purposes, Colucci’s Jewelers can help.
It’s a great idea to get your jewelry appraised periodically. As the years pass along, the value of your precious metals and gemstones can fluctuate. If your last appraisal was more than two years ago, you could run into problems with your insurance coverage. If your jewelry is insured for less than its replacement value, you could lose a substantial amount of money if it is stolen or lost.
To help prevent situations like this from happening, our on-site jeweler Stefan Colucci will provide you with an up-to-date appraisal report based on your jewelry’s current market value. That way, you can update your insurance accordingly.
We also specialize in estate jewelry appraisals, so you know exactly how much your old jewelry is worth if you are thinking of selling.
Our appraisal services include:
- Diamond Appraisals
- Insurance Appraisals
- Court Appraisals
- Estate Jewelry Appraisals
- Cash Offer for Appraised Jewelry
Jewelry Appraisal Services in Hanahan
Sell Your Jewelry in Hanahan
Selling jewelry from years past can be a hard experience. Estate jewelry, in particular, can have sentimental value attached and can be hard to sell. This is because jewelry is often a symbol of achievement or affection, such as your class ring from high school or your grandmother’s wedding band. At Colucci’s Jewelers, we understand the connection to old jewelry and appreciate the memories and value you have with these antique pieces.
In addition to the personal value, antique and estate jewelry can be quite valuable from a monetary standpoint. Estate jewelry is extremely popular in this day and age. Many Lowcountry locals are selling their vintage pieces to trusted jewelry stores in Hanahan, SC, like Colucci’s Jewelers.
Many customers choose to sell their jewelry to Colucci’s Jewelers because we offer an intimate, honest experience – something that you will certainly not receive if you list your jewelry for sale on an internet marketplace. We will be upfront with you every step of the way to help separate personal value from monetary value, and will present you with a fair offer to consider.
If you are interested in selling your jewelry, we encourage you to visit our showroom to meet our staff and get an accurate appraisal of your jewelry’s worth.
We buy a multitude of different jewelry, including:
- Estate Jewelry
- Custom Jewelry
- Antique Jewelry
- Male Wedding Rings
- Female Wedding Rings
- Engagement Rings
- All-Things Rolex
Latest News in Hanahan
Hanahan To Break Ground On 53-Acre Park
Nikki Gaskins Campbell
HANAHAN, S.C. – A brand new park is coming to Hanahan, and it’ll be the first in nearly two decades. On Friday, June 25, city officials will break ground on a new 53-acre park at 1173 Williams Lane in Hanahan. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. The park will sit behind Bowen’s Corner Elementary off Williams Lane, adjacent to Henry Brown Boulevard. According to the city, the Berkeley County School District is partnering with the city by funding six tennis court...
HANAHAN, S.C. – A brand new park is coming to Hanahan, and it’ll be the first in nearly two decades. On Friday, June 25, city officials will break ground on a new 53-acre park at 1173 Williams Lane in Hanahan. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend.
The park will sit behind Bowen’s Corner Elementary off Williams Lane, adjacent to Henry Brown Boulevard. According to the city, the Berkeley County School District is partnering with the city by funding six tennis courts with lighting as well as paying towards the multi-use synthetic field. The plans include three multi-use grass fields complete with two baseball/softball skins with backstops. Some of the other amenities for the park will include:
Last November, voters said “yes” to a bond referendum that will fund new parks and allow upgrades to existing ones. By enhancing the city’s current parks and adding additional parks, officials said it will not only increase home values, but improve quality of life for residents.
The last park addition at Railroad Avenue took place in 2003. Since then, city officials have said that Hanahan’s population has more than doubled, but no additional parks have been added.
The location of the future 53-acre park:
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Editorial: Sea level rise, growing population put groundwater at risk. SC must prepare.
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It’s an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17. What’s less clear is how close the state is to a dangerous tipping point, where many of its underground aquifers — empty spaces and cracks deep in the soil and above impermeable layers of rock — will become so tainted with intruding salt that they no longer can serve as sources of drinking water wit...
It’s an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.
What’s less clear is how close the state is to a dangerous tipping point, where many of its underground aquifers — empty spaces and cracks deep in the soil and above impermeable layers of rock — will become so tainted with intruding salt that they no longer can serve as sources of drinking water without expensive treatment.
As Chloe Johnson reports today, utilities on and around Hilton Head Island already are grappling with the intrusion of salt into their aquifer, and one has taken the novel step of injecting a few hundred million gallons of fresh water from the Savannah River into the ground to help meet its peak demands. Combatting the problem has required utilities in Beaufort County to make other expensive, long-term plans beyond pumping in river water. Some have drilled ever deeper into the Middle Floridan aquifer, whose water is lightly salty and needs filtering through a reverse osmosis plant. One has even sunk a costly well almost 4,000 feet into a 65-million-year-old underground layer to shoot 118-degree water to the surface.
Charleston is not immune from the growing threat to our aquifers.
It’s true that our region currently gets most of its drinking water from the surface, including reservoirs fed by freshwater rivers flowing toward the coast. But Mount Pleasant and a few smaller beach communities have wells from which they draw water from the Middendorf Aquifer. When those wells prove problematic, they have to buy more water from the Charleston Water System, which currently uses only about two-thirds of the 115 million gallons a day its Hanahan Treatment Plant can produce.
“Fortunately, we have ample capacity right now, though we continue to monitor that very closely,” Kin Hill, the water system CEO, said. Still, “we have to stay a decade or so ahead of the demand. You can’t be caught short when Mother Nature delivers something to you.”
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Mount Pleasant is appropriately concerned enough about the situation that it engaged in a high-stakes battle with state regulators and Google over the company’s request to pump up to 549 million gallons of water per year from an aquifer to cool the servers at its Berkeley County data center.
The agency in charge of regulating South Carolina’s groundwater supplies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, has had a study in the works on how ocean salt will continue to permeate underground supplies in Beaufort County, including a mathematical model that would predict how much salt intrusion would occur with different levels of rising seas. It’s expected to release a paper soon that projects salt migration in the coming decades, though no release date is set. We urge the agency to finish its review and make it public soon. There’s little time to waste, especially given the long lead times utilities need to plan, finance and build.
The strain on coastal aquifers comes from more than the salt and rising seas; the coastal population boom also puts more demands on withdrawing water. If too much is taken out, a utility can create a so-called “cone of depression,” or lower groundwater level, that poses a different type of problem. Fortunately, Beaufort utility managers have taken commonsense steps to reduce demand, including using treated wastewater to irrigate golf courses. But coastal utilities must continue to press for water conservation as a key piece in solving this puzzle — and all of us need to start giving more thought to how we use this precious resource.
The problem is going to become more challenging, especially with seas projected to rise by 1-4 feet by the end of the century. It’s something that eventually will affect us all, yet as hydrogeologist Chris Foldesi told Ms. Johnson: “I rarely hear folks talking about (sea level rise) in terms of water withdrawal planning and those types of things.”
The sooner we understand and make better plans for those effects, the less chance we will leave future generations high and dry — or too salty.
2021 Minor League Baseball Rosters
Triple-A East Ryan Additon, Sunrise, Fla. David Arrieta Quintero, Orlando, Fla. Erich Bacchus, Frederick, Md. John Bacon, Kent, Ohio Brock Ballou, Mount Juliet, Tenn. Sean Barber, Lakeland, Fla. Matthew Bates, Harrison, Tenn. Adam Beck, Oviedo, Fla. Nestor Ceja, The Woodlands, Texas William Clark, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Paul Clemons, Oxford, Kan. Travis Godec, Roanoke, Va. Richard Grassa, Lindenhurst, N.Y. Thomas Hanahan, Mentor, Ohio Shane Livensparger, Jacksonville ...
Ryan Additon, Sunrise, Fla.
David Arrieta Quintero, Orlando, Fla.
Erich Bacchus, Frederick, Md.
John Bacon, Kent, Ohio
Brock Ballou, Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Sean Barber, Lakeland, Fla.
Matthew Bates, Harrison, Tenn.
Adam Beck, Oviedo, Fla.
Nestor Ceja, The Woodlands, Texas
William Clark, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Paul Clemons, Oxford, Kan.
Travis Godec, Roanoke, Va.
Richard Grassa, Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Thomas Hanahan, Mentor, Ohio
Shane Livensparger, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Alexander Mackay, Evergreen, Colo.
John Mang, Youngstown, Ohio
Christopher Marco, Waterdown, Ontario
David Martinez, Bayonne, N.J.
Jose Matamoros, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Takahito Matsuda, Hamilton, Ontario
Daniel Merzel, Apex, N.C.
Jacob Metz, Edmonds, Wash.
Brennan Miller, Fairfax Station, Va.
Jose Navas Corzo, Los Guayos, Venezuela
Cody Oakes, Oelwein, Iowa
Roberto Ortiz, Kissimmee, Fla.
Jonathan Parra Ortega, Valencia, Venezuela
Charles Ramos, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jeremy Riggs, Portsmouth, Va.
Richard Riley, Alexandria, Va.
Randy Rosenberg, Jacksonville, Fla.
Sean Ryan, Waunakee, Wis.
Michael Savakinas II, Fairborn, Ohio
Sean Shafer-Markle, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sean Allen, Fresno, Calif.
Derek Eaton, Tracy, Calif.
Reid Gibbs, Glendale, Ariz.
Clayton Hamm, Austin, Texas
Aaron Higgins, Elk Grove, Calif.
John Libka, Port Huron, Mich.
Nicholas Mahrley, Phoenix
Benjamin May, Milwaukee
Kyle McCrady, Longview, Wash.
Malachi Moore, Buckeye, Ariz.
Edwin Corredor Moscoso, La Morita, Venezuela
Tyler Olson, Overland Park, Kan.
Anthony Perez, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Justin Robinson, St. Louis
Jason Starkovich, San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Nathan Tomlinson, Douglas, Wyo.
Brian Walsh, Long Beach, Calif.
Lewis Williams III, Lodi, Calif.
Thomas Woodring, Las Vegas
Marcelo Alfonzo Lozano, Los Guayos, Venezuela
Jhonatan Biarreta Castillo, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Donald Carlyon, Drums, Pa.
Thomas Fornarola, Rochester, N.Y.
Steven Hodgins, Keego Harbor, Mich.
Steven Jaschinski, Mount Hope, Ontario
Emil Jimenez Pernalete, Coro, Venezuela
Jude Koury, Youngstown, Ohio
Lucas Krupa, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Tanner Moore, Omaha, Neb.
Kyle Nichol, Moseley, Va.
Taylor Payne, Platte City, Mo.
Benjamin Phillips, Apex, N.C.
Dane Poncsak, Columbus, Ohio
Benjamin Rosen, Thornhill, Ontario
Michael Snover, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Kelvis Velez Caminero, Ensenada,
Thomas West, Boondall, Australia
Alan Basner, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Mark Bass, Madisonville, La.
Jonathon Benken, Lilburn, Ga.
Matthew Brown, Charlotte, N.C.
Samuel Burch, Clearwater, Fla.
Austin Jones, Fayetteville, N.C.
Tyler Jones, Charleston, S.C.
Garry Kelley, Fayetteville, Ga.
Robert Nunez, Largo, Fla.
Mark Stewart Jr., Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Justin Whiddon, Richmond Hill, Ga.
Dillon Wilson, Clopton, Ala.
Dylan Bradley, Pace, Fla.
Sean Cassidy, Jupiter, Fla.
Adam Clark, Huntsville, Ala.
Joshua Gilreath, Buford, Ga.
James Jean, Lake Park, Fla.
Edwin Jimenez, Pernalete, Venezuela
Evin Johnson, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mitchell Leikam, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Jose Lozada Bermudez, Las Piedras,
Adam Pierce, Ayden, N.C.
Clay Williams, Springfield, Tenn.
Tyler Witte, Pearl River, N Y.
Nathaniel Diederich, Victorville, Calif.
Jaeyoung Kim, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
Kevin Mandzuk, Regina, Saskatchewan
Raymond Patchen, Oceanside, Calif.
Ernesto Rios Jr., El Paso, Texas
Pete Talkington, Bellevue, Neb.
Golden Valley, Minn.
Anthony Choc, St. Louis
Benjamin Engstrand, Cumming, Iowa
Jeffrey Hamann, Fargo, N.D.
Justin Juska, Chicago
Kevin Levine, Sawyer, Mich.
Thomas O’Neil, Versailles, Ky.
Jen Pawol, Decatur, Ill.
Cliburn Rondon Romero, Guatire, Venezuela
Kyle Stutz, Leander, Texas
Robert Tassone, Somonauk, Ill.
Mitchell Trzeciak, Lansing, Mich.
Bryan Van Vranken, Sarasota, Fla.
Joseph Belangia III, Greenville, S.C.
Matthew Blackborow, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Jesse Bush, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Steven Craze, Silver Spring, Md.
Kenneth Cullipher, Greenville, N.C.
Ethan Gorsak, Toms River, N.J.
Macon Hammond, Greenville, N.C.
Tre Jester, Atlanta
Jarred Moehlmann, Brenham, Texas
Christian Roemer, Finksburg, Md.
Ryne Sigmon, Danville, Va.
Zdenek Zidek, Zruc-Senec, Czech Republic
Kaleb Devier, Newton, Ala.
Chandler Durham, Midland, Ga.
Kenneth Jackson, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Casey James, Atlanta
Trevor Mathews, Venice, Fla.
Joseph McCarthy, Destrehan, La.
Austin Nelson, Omaha, Neb.
Jon-Tyler Shaw, Conyers, Ga.
Malcolm Smith, Bartlett, Tenn.
Rainiero Valero Bolivar, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Luis Avalos Varela, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico
Hector Cuellar Jr., Camarillo, Calif.
Larry Dillman Jr., Menifee, Calif.
Shin Koishizawa, Koshu, Japan
Kellen Martin, Moscow, Idaho
Glen Meyerhofer, Kaukauna, Wis.
Guillermo Rodriguez, Princeton, Calif.
William Traynor, Manteca, Calif.
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Leaders break ground on new 53-acre park in Hanahan
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – A new multi-use park is being constructed in Hanahan. It comes after more than 75% of voters approved a bond referendum for the project back in November. The brand new 53-acre park is located next to Bowen’s Corner Elementary and will serve several purposes in the Hanahan community. “We are just so excited about this new park,” said Hanahan Mayor Christie Rainwater. “When the federal government partnered with us and donated the land, it had to be used for parks and rec. It wa...
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – A new multi-use park is being constructed in Hanahan. It comes after more than 75% of voters approved a bond referendum for the project back in November.
The brand new 53-acre park is located next to Bowen’s Corner Elementary and will serve several purposes in the Hanahan community.
“We are just so excited about this new park,” said Hanahan Mayor Christie Rainwater. “When the federal government partnered with us and donated the land, it had to be used for parks and rec. It was exactly what the city of Hanahan needed.”
The last time Hanahan opened new ballfields there were only 13,700 people in the town. Now, about 29,000 call Hanahan home.
“There will be tennis courts, an artificial turf field, ballfields, a dog park, fishing pond, picnic spaces – you name it,” said Mayor Rainwater. “Everything that you would love to see in a park will be here.”
The project will cost more than $11 million. The Berkeley County School District agreed to pay nearly $1 million for artificial turf on a field so that it could be used as a practice field.
“We will partner with them to make sure they now have the things they need to play their sports,” the mayor said.
Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb said Hanahan has been working on the project for some time, even during the full ten years he was town administrator.
“It’s critical because it’s a quality-of-life project,” he said. “If you’re going to be a vibrant city, a vibrant community, people are looking for parks and recreation- do you want to draw in young families, do you want to be able to keep the families that you’ve drawn in?”
Bryce Florie grew up in Hanahan and has coached kids in the area, He said this is a great project.
“Just the way the community has grown and the need for it- it’s so important and the way the city came together… it’s a good place for everyone,” he said.
Mayor Rainwater hopes to have the park finished a year from now. The park has not yet been named.
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Releases 2021 Candidates
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s advisory committee has released its candidates for the Class of 2021, and enshrinement will be conducted by voting from local fans. The Charleston RiverDogs will host an online vote on their website beginning today and in-stadium voting during the team’s upcoming homestand July 27-August 8. Voting is limited to 5 total votes per participant. The Committee also announced that fan-voting will select the two individuals that collect the most votes while the committee m...
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s advisory committee has released its candidates for the Class of 2021, and enshrinement will be conducted by voting from local fans. The Charleston RiverDogs will host an online vote on their website beginning today and in-stadium voting during the team’s upcoming homestand July 27-August 8. Voting is limited to 5 total votes per participant.
The Committee also announced that fan-voting will select the two individuals that collect the most votes while the committee may vote in one additional member. Fans can click here to vote on the official ballot or visit riverdogs.com to place their vote.
Voting will conclude on Sunday, August 8 at 8:00 p.m. The individuals with the most votes will be inducted prior to the August 22nd RiverDogs’ home game against the Columbia Fireflies.
The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to cultivate names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
The finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Class of 2021.
Steve Arrington (Player) - A Lowcountry native, Steve Arrington was a right fielder/pitcher who was the 1973 Southern Conference baseball player of the year as he led the league in strikeouts (93 in 65 innings), home runs (6) and RBI (28). Named to the South Carolina College Coaches All-Star team at both positions, Arrington was a member of the 1971 SoCon Championship team (22-9) under Coach Chal Port. He had a pair of one-hitters, and held the school single-season record for total strikeouts (213 in 196 innings in 1973), complete games (8 in 1972), and shutouts (3 in 1971), and was second in ERA (0.96 in 1973). After graduation, he spent nearly 30 years in the U.S. Air Force in worldwide assignments, and attained the rank of full colonel. He was enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Resides in Hanahan, SC.
Rhame B. “Chip” Cannon (Player) - Hailing from North Charleston, the versatile first baseman/pitcher earned All-America honors from Baseball America in 2004 prior to being drafted in the eighth round by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was an All-Southern Conference selection in 2003 and ’04, and Baseball America listed him among the best pro prospects in the league while also labeling him with “the best raw power” in the SoCon. He played on two Southern Conference championship teams and made a pair of NCAA Regional appearances. After his graduation in 2004, Cannon was second all-time in school history with 40 home runs and his three grand slams were tops in the league that year. Cannon walked 156 times, recorded 169 RBI and tallied 399 total bases, all of which ranked him among the school’s all-time leaders. Pitching in the weekend rotation, he won eight contests in 28 appearances and posted a 4.00 ERA. He had three complete games and fanned 107 batters in 153 innings. Enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Ralph Ciabattari (Coach)- Ralph Ciabattari’s served as head baseball coach at Charleston Southern (then Baptist College from 1983-88) and College of Charleston (1991-99) for 15 seasons and finished with a 378-311-2 overall record. During his tenure at CSU, Ciabattari posted a 163-94 record including wins over nationally-ranked South Carolina and North Carolina. Ciabattari led the Cougars to a 22-12-1 record in 1991, the program’s first season since 1948, and 215 overall wins (215-217-2). As a member of the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) from 1992-98, Ciabattari’s teams competed against some of the nation’s top programs. He led the College of Charleston into Southern Conference play in 1999 and helped them to a 31-24 overall record, 19-10 league mark and a second -place SoCon regular season finish. His record at College of Charleston included wins over South Carolina, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Boston College, Seton Hall and a 3-0 win at top-ranked Florida State on March 8, 1994. While at CofC, he coached 12 all-conference honorees, one All-American and four Academic All-Americans. The Bugettstown, Pa., native attended Burgettstown High School before earning his bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern in 1977. He was a four-year letter winner at third base for the Buccaneers from 1973-77. He began his coaching career as an assistant under Charleston Southern head coach Bill Bustle in 1982.
Oscar Fordham (Coach) – Oscar Fordham began working for the City of Charleston Department of Recreation in 1960 as a playground leader in the downtown area. Mr. Fordham served as a youth sports coach for thousands of children during his 61 (and counting) work history. Many of those years were spent at Harmon Park on fields that are now named in his honor and he still works today at McMahon Playground Hampton Park). Mr. Fordham was a wonderful coach and teacher and always had youth teams in baseball as well as football and basketball. Mr. Fordham has retired twice from the city but has come back to work because he loves it and he loves working with young people as a sport baseball coach.
Augustus “Gus” Jimmy Holt (Coach/Organizer/ Historian) - Gus Holt spent the last 25 plus years bringing attention to the Cannon Street All-Stars, an all-black youth baseball team from the 1950s.who shed a national spotlight on an African American Little League baseball team from Charleston, He was a tireless advocate for youth baseball. In 1994, Augustus Holt succeeded in bringing Little League back to Charleston. Holt became president of the Charleston American Little League, overseeing the sports program and organizing a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars baseball team.
Bo Parks (Player) – A Summerville baseball standout, Parks was inducted into the Dorchester School District 2 Hall of Fame in 2000. He played on Summerville’s 1978 and 1979 state championship baseball and football teams. On the mound, he posted a 56-6 career record, with seven no-hitters and also holds the state record for consecutive wins in a season with a 16-0 record in 1979. In the all-time state rankings, Parks is tied for third in consecutive shutouts (4), fifth in consecutive wins (20) and tied for second in single-game strikeouts (20).