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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Josh Wright

Josh Wright graduated from Jacksonville State and attained a bachelors in science degree and a minor in health and recreation. He became the head football coach at Bessemer Academy in 2008 following in the footsteps of Mark Freeman.

His teams never skipped a beat and he has posted an impressive 131-37 record over thirteen seasons with the school. His teams won four state championships in the AISA and played in another five title games.

Only his 2012 team failed to reach the postseason. His overall playoff records stands at 29-10 and his teams have won nine region championships.

In 2021 Wright moved on to Tuscaloosa Academy where he became the head football coach.

Coach Wright is the son of legendary high school coach Lynn Wright who won 209 games in the AISA.

Known Record:  158-48-0   76.7%

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 Season Total   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Tuscaloosa Academy
Tuscaloosa Academy2024 2A0-000R5
Tuscaloosa Academy2023 2A10-34822562-110258R5#5-1231129
Tuscaloosa Academy2022 2A10-33862722-17283R55-1178114
Tuscaloosa Academy2021 AISA-AAA7-52862442-17866R2#5-016741
 4 Years27-1111547726-325220715-2576284
Bessemer Academy
Bessemer Academy2020 AISA-AAA8-34212371-14949R2#5-024492
Bessemer Academy2019 AISA-AAA11-35082893-014349R13-113766
Bessemer Academy2018 AISA-AAA9-44192312-111284R1#4-115345
Bessemer Academy2017 AISA-AAA8-64092702-18660R13-214973
Bessemer Academy2016 AISA-AAA13-14881153-013210R1#5-020350
Bessemer Academy2015 AISA-AAA13-05581443-012613R2#4-018574
Bessemer Academy2014 AISA-AAA12-15781572-111883R2#5-022641
Bessemer Academy2013 AISA-AAA12-23992452-18264R1#6-020385
Bessemer Academy2012 AISA-AAA3-8278297R12-4165154
Bessemer Academy2011 AISA-AAA12-14301353-09149R25-120051
Bessemer Academy2010 AISA-AAA11-13901591-13866R2#6-023256
Bessemer Academy2009 AISA-AAA10-43752352-16470R25-122477
Bessemer Academy2008 AISA-AAA9-33962201-13329R2#6-0227112
 13 Years131-375649273425-8107462659-102548976
 17 Years158-486803350631-11132683374-1231241260

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Robby James has won nine AISA State Championships during his career at Catherine Academy, Morgan Academy and Marengo Academy.