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 Buddy Anderson 

Dovey Ralph "Buddy" Anderson, is a part of the second father-son combination in the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame as his father Dovey Fair Anderson was inducted in the Hall of Fames first class in 1991.

His record as a head football coach for the past 41 years at Vestavia Hills High School is 335-150 with two state football championships. His Rebel teams won 16 area and region championships, and made 29 state playoff appearances.

His playoff record is 47-28 while his region record stands at 145-64 which is the most region wins in state history.

Under his tenure as athletic director of the Vestavia Hills High School athletic program the sports teams have won over 45 state championships, and numerous runner-up trophies in all boys and girls sports. He was also the founder of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at Vestavia Hills High School.

He was named state coach of the year three times and the Vestavia Hills football field is named in his honor. He also served on the staff of the Alabama All-Star game. Coach Anderson was inducted into the 2003 Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Anderson attended Thomasville High School and played football but not for his father who had retired because he said he did not wish to coach his sons. He earned a football scholarship to Samford University where he would get his degree.

He was signed as a tight end but ended up playing tackle for the Bulldogs. He graduated college in 1972 with high expectations for a coaching career but when no offers came his way he returned to Samford to obtain his Masters degree.

He was hired in the fall of 1972 as an assistant coach at Vestavia Hills where he has remained since. In February, 1978, assistant Buddy Anderson became Head Coach Buddy Anderson.

Known Record:  346-160-0   68.4%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hills2020 7A4-6239192R33-4187163
Vestavia Hills2019 7A7-43351590-12021R34-3196131
Vestavia Hills2018 7A6-4238224R33-4138175
Vestavia Hills2017 7A4-6150171R33-4112124
Vestavia Hills2016 7A5-5198195R33-4131152
Vestavia Hills2015 7A9-32611871-12841R35-2142115
Vestavia Hills2014 7A3-7125183R32-573115
Vestavia Hills2013 6A11-34132003-111685R6#6-123577
Vestavia Hills2012 6A10-34052102-16049R6#7-027781
Vestavia Hills2011 6A7-53312111-17024R64-3179133
Vestavia Hills2010 6A9-33251851-13828R65-2183126
Vestavia Hills2009 6A9-23301530-1021R6#7-1264112
Vestavia Hills2008 6A7-42621310-11420R66-220675
Vestavia Hills2007 6A12-24061833-19341R6#7-022478
Vestavia Hills2006 6A11-34582603-1175121R65-2207111
Vestavia Hills2005 6A6-4202176R63-3123115
Vestavia Hills2004 6A8-33271860-12021R64-2190110
Vestavia Hills2003 6A12-23852013-112883R6#5-014271
Vestavia Hills2002 6A6-52381600-12738R64-114147
Vestavia Hills2001 6A7-53492911-15951R65-2233145
Vestavia Hills2000 6A9-23571640-12731R6#7-025473
Vestavia Hills1999 6A8-42702101-16441R9#3-08249
Vestavia Hills1998 6A15-04841905-016776R9#3-010850
Vestavia Hills1997 6A12-23852233-112178R82-17474
Vestavia Hills1996 6A12-13771792-17744R8#3-09037
Vestavia Hills1995 6A10-33471692-16142R92-19361
Vestavia Hills1994 6A9-22661370-1912R9#3-07225
Vestavia Hills1993 6A10-32941632-13435R9#3-08541
Vestavia Hills1992 6A5-5179148R90-34966
Vestavia Hills1991 6A5-61832590-13168R92-27591
Vestavia Hills1990 6A9-22181360-11434R9#3-17948
Vestavia Hills1989 6A3-782158R111-32161
Vestavia Hills1988 6A2-8107218R110-43094
Vestavia Hills1987 6A9-2168750-1722R112-13330
Vestavia Hills1986 6A6-52151740-11421R112-15631
Vestavia Hills1985 6A10-32091252-15445R11#3-06510
Vestavia Hills1984 6A11-22941852-14768R11#3-07935
Vestavia Hills1983 4A5-5142114R74-19247
Vestavia Hills1982 4A2-8126201R71-471148
Vestavia Hills1981 4A6-415291R72-25149
Vestavia Hills1980 4A13-1292734-04919R7#3-17228
Vestavia Hills1979 4A12-23031303-17541R7#5-015452
Vestavia Hills1978 4A10-42351643-17356R7#4-19445
 43 Years346-16011662754447-2917721377152-7154623501
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