Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson is taking part in Friday night's softball game by throwing out the first pitch. 

The first-year head coach is off the recruiting trail and plans to show his support for Patrick Murphy's team as they play in their final regular season home series of the year.

The Crimson Tide dropped game one of the series against #10 Tennessee on Thursday night by a score of 3-2. Prior to the start of that game, country artist and Tuscaloosa native Glen Templeton sang the national anthem.