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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Steve Smith

Steve Smith was named to the 1987 All-State team as an honorable mention quarterback at Cherokee County High School in Centre, Alabama as a senior. Smith played football at Jacksonville State between 1988-91. He also served as a graduate assistant on the 1992 national championship team at JSU.

Smith was hired at Cedar Bluff in 1995. During his tenure, the Tigers went 85-45 overall and won two area titles and four region titles.

Smiths 1997 team ended the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, completing the schools first undefeated season since the storied days of coach L.D. Bruce in the 1960s. His teams qualified for the playoffs each year except his first at Cedar Bluff.

Coach Smith at the age of 35, accepted the position of head coach and athletic director at Piedmont High School in 2006. The Piedmont Bulldogs won the Class 3A 2009 State Championship in Tuscaloosa with a 35-28 victory over Cordova.

Piedmont won their second state title in 2015 with a convincing 44-7 win over Bayside Academy in Tuscaloosa. The team set a school record for wins with a 14-1 record. They followed that up with a repeat championship in 2016.

Entering the 2019 season as a head football coach, his teams have produced sixteen 10 win seasons and qualified for the playoffs each year except his first at Cedar Bluff.

His record at Piedmont is 123-23 over the past eleven years. Smiths teams finished with undefeated regular seasons 1997, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Coach Smiths overall record in 21 seasons is 208-68 and 38-18 in the playoffs. His 118-15 region record ranks among the best in the state. His teams have also won eleven region titles.

Smith served as an assistant coach on the 2008 and 2016 Alabama-Mississippi all-start team. He was the head coach of the North team in North-South All-Star game in 2013 and an assistant coach in 2003. Coach Smith was named the Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2009.

Known Record:  261-76-0   77.4%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Piedmont2021 3A3-011112R52-08412
Piedmont2020 3A12-24241393-113755R5#6-122054
Piedmont2019 3A14-15721945-017758R6#6-129792
Piedmont2018 3A12-34742564-114786R6#6-1248116
Piedmont2017 3A12-25202763-111667R5#6-0259115
Piedmont2016 3A15-06222775-0220113R5#6-026498
Piedmont2015 3A14-15721805-019150R6#7-030481
Piedmont2014 3A8-44322061-15448R66-129770
Piedmont2013 3A11-25621622-19153R56-134679
Piedmont2012 3A11-14391141-14734R5#7-029937
Piedmont2011 3A12-14601632-19359R6#8-027964
Piedmont2010 3A12-24902643-113984R6#8-0267128
Piedmont2009 3A13-24382195-018396R56-117874
Piedmont2008 3A10-34382222-18639R56-1240116
Piedmont2007 2A10-34081922-18966R76-125992
Piedmont2006 2A7-43162090-11539R75-2236123
 16 Years176-317278308543-11178594797-1040771351
Cedar Bluff
Cedar Bluff2005 1A12-16322412-1164101R6#7-035099
Cedar Bluff2004 1A11-24751972-18981R6#7-033384
Cedar Bluff2003 1A8-44413821-17775R66-1257180
Cedar Bluff2002 1A11-25022302-17256R6#7-0321107
Cedar Bluff2001 1A10-24511841-18285R6#7-031064
Cedar Bluff2000 1A4-72683860-11348R64-3215220
Cedar Bluff1999 1A4-72413870-11460R141-15072
Cedar Bluff1998 1A4-71943540-1054R141-13949
Cedar Bluff1997 1A11-13941361-17037R13#3-011913
Cedar Bluff1996 1A8-42882111-14857R13#3-010946
Cedar Bluff1995 1A2-885241R161-21659
 11 Years85-453971294910-1062965447-82119993
 27 Years261-7611249603453-2124141601144-1861962344

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