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The History of High School Basketball in Alabama


   Welcome to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society. Our goal is to preserve  history of the AHSAA high school basketball tournament and state championships. We also provide other important information including coaching records, tournament results, state championship summaries and much more. If you can provide accurate information related to our efforts we encourage you to contact us.

 2024 Basketball State Champions
1A Georgiana Kirk Norris (28-3)  55-44  Covenant Christian
2A Mars Hill Jeremy Pounders (27-2)  56-42  Highland Home
3A Hillcrest Evergreen Tereance Pinkney (28-3)  52-28  Midfield
4A Jackson Anthony Hayes (29-2)  56-44  American Christian
5A Fairfield Maurice Ford (29-2)  69-65  Vigor
6A Buckhorn Patrick Harding (28-5)  52-51  Mountain Brook
7A Hoover Scott Ware (30-3)  59-34  Enterprise
AISA-A Banks Academy ()    Escambia Academy
AISA-AA Edgewood Academy ()    Abbeville Christian
AISA-AAA Lee-Scott Academy ()    Bessemer Academy

Past Boys Basketball State Champions

 

Basketball on AHSFHS.org

Following years of research, in June of 2007 the AHSFHS.org website became a reality. Many people have gotten involved to assist us  with research of the schools and teams to make this a reality.

In November of 2011 basketball joined football as a part of our research. The basketball section includes information about the state tournament, all state teams, all tournament teams, player awards and team records.

We encourage everyone to get involved in helping us provide the most accurate information possible. If you have information that would be useful to AHSFHS.org   please let us know.


Basketball Menu

  Past Champions
  Playoffs
  Most Championships
  State Tournament Records
  Sub State Records
  Most Area Championships
  Most Wins in a Season
  Mr. Basketball
  All-State Teams
  

Boys Basketball Coaches 

Most Championships
          13 - Scott Brenizer    (AISA)
          10 - Jack Doss
          7 - Eugene Mason
          6 - Woodie Jackson
          5 - Andy Blackston
          5 - Dale Kemsel    (AISA)
          5 - Guy OBrien
          5 - Johnny Patrick
          4 - Bill Joiner
          4 - Bucky McMillan
          4 - Darrell Barber
          4 - Dusty Perdue    (AISA)
          4 - Earl Morris
          4 - James Jackson
          4 - Joe Belyeu
          4 - John Blane
          4 - Ralpheal Graves
          4 - Robert Burdette
          4 - Robi Coker
          3 - Cedric Lane
          3 - Chad Prewett    (AISA)
          3 - Danny Petty
          3 - Gary Fleming
          3 - Greg Brown
          3 - Homer Davis
          3 - James Perryman
          3 - Jerome Sanders
          3 - Joe Jones
          3 - Larry Ginn
          3 - Obadiah Threadgill
          3 - Paul Cooley
          3 - Raymond White
          3 - Richard Carter
          3 - Ronnie Stapler
          3 - Roosevelt Sanders
          3 - Tony Stallworth

Basketball


The 1965 All-Star Games
AHSFHS.org                                March, 2nd, 2013
The 1965 All-Star games played in Tuscaloosa complete with rosters and team photos.
 
The First Tournament
AHSFHS.org                                November, 4th, 2011
A look into the first tournament in Birmingham in 1921.
 

Tournament Records   *see note below

Most Championships
          18 - Tuscaloosa Academy    (AISA)
          10 - R.C. Hatch
          10 - St. Jude
          9 - Lakeside    (AISA)
          8 - Evangel Christian Academy    (AISA)
          7 - Madison Academy
          6 - Butler
          6 - Crenshaw Christian    (AISA)
          6 - Francis Marion
          6 - Holy Family
          6 - Mountain Brook
          6 - Sidney Lanier
          6 - Sumter County
          6 - Wenonah
          6 - Woodlawn

  Most Championship Game Appearances
          25 - Tuscaloosa Academy    (AISA)
          13 - R.C. Hatch
          12 - St. Jude
          11 - Evangel Christian Academy    (AISA)
          11 - Lakeside    (AISA)
          11 - Sidney Lanier
          10 - Butler
          10 - Madison Academy
          10 - Midfield
          10 - Mountain Brook
          10 - Parker
          10 - Woodlawn
          9 - Autauga Academy    (AISA)
          9 - Edgewood Academy    (AISA)
          9 - Holy Family

  Most Final Four Appearances
          18 - LeFlore
          18 - Sidney Lanier
          17 - Parker
          16 - St. Jude
          14 - Butler
          14 - Lanett
          14 - R.C. Hatch
          14 - Ramsay
          14 - Tanner
          14 - Woodlawn

  Most Tournament Games Played
          81 - Sidney Lanier
          78 - Selma
          57 - Scottsboro
          57 - Woodlawn
          55 - Murphy
          48 - McGill
          44 - Phillips Birmingham
          41 - Decatur
          40 - Butler
          40 - Lanett
          40 - Tuscaloosa

  Most Tournament Wins
          49 - Sidney Lanier
          44 - Selma
          40 - Woodlawn
          37 - Scottsboro
          29 - McGill
          28 - R.C. Hatch
          28 - Tuscaloosa
          27 - Corner
          26 - Butler
          26 - Francis Marion

  Most Consecutive Championships
          4 - Francis Marion (1988-91)
          4 - Sacred Heart Catholic (2015-18)
          3 - Mountain Brook (2017-19)
          3 - Wenonah (2011-13)
          3 - Pickens County (2010-12)
          3 - Austinville (1957-59)
          3 - Brantley (1993-95)
          3 - Geraldine (1931-33)
          3 - Madison Academy (2006-08)
          3 - R.C. Hatch (2006-08)
          3 - Simpson (1923-25)

  Most Appearances
          36 - Selma
          32 - Sidney Lanier
          31 - Murphy
          22 - Tallassee
          22 - St. Jude
          22 - Woodlawn
          21 - Scottsboro
          21 - Kinston
          21 - Phillips Birmingham
          21 - Pleasant Home
          21 - Central Phenix City


* note: The AHSAA state basketball tournament had 16 teams participate between 1921-1962, 8 teams through 1993 before settling on the final four in 1994.

ASHFHS.org Basketball Progress

     We have almost every game from the state championship tournament dating back to the 1921 season.  We have most of the all-state teams from 1982-2024 and we will continue research for the all state teams from 1921-1981. Much work is needed on the District and Area games with research continuing for these games.

The Beginning

  James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian and American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. *Wikipedia.org


Great Moments in Alabama High School Basketball History

The only forfeit in tournament play was in 1999 when Courtland forfeited their win over Madison Academy in the Class 1A finals.