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Terry Burt


Terry Burt was a center on Greenville High School's 1955 undefeated state championship team. He played footbal at Livingston between 1958-59 before embarking upon his coaching career.

      Burt spent a year as an assistant football coach at Livingston High School and two seasons at Central High School in Phenix City in the same capacity.

      In 1963, he accepted the head coaching position at Elmore County High School in Eclectic. Burt spent the next 28 years as the head coach of the Panthers before stepping down following the 1990 season. In that time he led the Panthers to a trio of State Championships in 1976, 1978 and 1987.

      Burt's first title came in 1976 when the Panthers (14-1) defeated Red Bay 20-12 for the championship. In 1978 the Panthers managed to squeak by Hazlewood 7-6 in the title game for their second Championship.

      Elmore county blasted Alexandria 28-7 in 1987 for Coach Burt's third title while at the helm of the Panthers.

      After a three year return to the sideline in 1999, Burt retired for good with a record of 195-138-4. His teams won eight area and region championships and qualified for the state football playoffs 11 times with a playoff record of 18-8.

      From 1963-2001 he served as athletic director at Elmore County. Burt was named as the Coach of the Year by the ASWA in 1991. Coach Burt was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame in 1995.

Known Record:  195-138-4   58.6%

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Elmore County
Elmore County 2001 4A3-7152245R31-6115220
Elmore County 2000 4A2-8170230R31-6106179
Elmore County 1999 4A3-7199219R51-28266
Elmore County 1990 4A7-42321460-12628R62-17248
Elmore County 1989 3A5-61991880-1741R4#2-0720
Elmore County 1988 3A6-61811891-13821R4#2-0140
Elmore County 1987 4A13-23151365-010736R54-113148
Elmore County 1986 4A5-5175162R53-211576
Elmore County 1985 3A3-7152205R40-21214
Elmore County 1984 3A9-52971793-18239R4#2-0646
Elmore County 1983 3A3-511295R73-38564
Elmore County 1982 3A4-6170166R74-3158109
Elmore County 1981 3A7-3264105R73-212056
Elmore County 1980 3A6-4170100R72-35147
Elmore County 1979 2A8-3224760-1013R5#4-013718
Elmore County 1978 2A11-35101194-010849R5#3-118616
Elmore County 1977 2A8-32921430-12328R5#5-014321
Elmore County 1976 2A13-14161424-09932R5#5-017148
Elmore County 1975 2A5-5174135R54-110058
Elmore County 1974 2A11-14181081-16627R5#2-07727
Elmore County 1973 2A8-225489
Elmore County 1972 2A10-1287590-1616
Elmore County 1971 2A4-4-19090
Elmore County 1970 2A8-219089
Elmore County 1969 2A5-5217157
Elmore County 1968 2A3-4107119
Elmore County 1967 2A1-8113252
Elmore County 1966 2A7-217773
Elmore County 1965 2A3-2-17686
Elmore County 1964 2A0-4-10115
Elmore County 1963 2A1-527118
    
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