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Lanett Panthers
Lanett High School

1301 S. 8th Ave. Lanett, AL 36863
Stadium: Panther Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Clifford Story
Region: 2A-R5
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 Dan Washburn 

Dan Washburn grew up in Chambers County, Alabama and played high school football at Lafayette High School. After graduation he received a scholarship to Chattanooga to play for the Moccasins.

      Washburn later received his Master's degree from Troy State University. After a stellar career in college he returned to his native Chambers County to begin a 45 year career in athletics and education.

      His first job was as an assistant at Valley High School where he remained for five years. In 1967 he took the head coaching position at rival Lanett where he would remain for the next six seasons.

      Washburn would jump over to Prattville for a single season in 1973 before returning to Lanett for the final nine seasons of his coaching career. He would serve as an assistant principle, athletic director and head coach until 1983.

His overall coaching record would be 120-54-4 over 17 years. His teams would qualify for the playoffs on four occasions with three of those teams making it to the semi-finals before losing. After leaving Lanett he would serve for seven years as Superintendent of Education for Lanett City Schools.

      From there he moved to Montgomery and the AHSAA offices. Coach Washburn would serve the next 17 years with distinction as the third full time Executive Director of the AHSAA.

      During his tenure, four of the organization's most successful programs have been implemented: The State Finals Basketball Tournament held in Birmingham, the Super Six Football Championships held in Birmingham, the summer All-Star Sports Week program held in Montgomery, and the establishment of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.

      He was elected to the AHSAA Hall of Fame in 2000 and elected President of the National Federation of State High School Association. He was inducted into the NFHS National Hall of Fame in 2011. The stadium was named in his honor at Lanett. He would step down from the AHSAA on July 31, 2007.

Known Record:  114-50-4   69.5%
 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 
Lanett
Lanett 1982 3A9-131786R76-122064
Lanett 1981 3A7-3192124R73-211489
Lanett 1980 3A4-6115156R72-35257
Lanett 1979 3A9-117962R73-15841
Lanett 1978 3A9-42061122-13121R7#4-08538
Lanett 1977 3A9-116987R73-16144
Lanett 1976 3A12-12781142-13549R7#4-08825
Lanett 1975 3A9-3-12021212-13238R7#2-14744
Lanett 1974 3A5-4151178R7
 9 Years
73-24-118091846-39810827-9725402
    
Prattville
Prattville 1973 4A6-4148193
 1 Year
6-41482060-0000-000
    
Lanett
Lanett 1972 3A4-610984
Lanett 1971 3A9-2323900-1710
Lanett 1970 3A7-2-128586
Lanett 1969 7-217684
Lanett 1968 7-3219126
Lanett 1967 3-5-2110108
 6 Years
37-20-312221150-17100-000
    
TOTALS
 16 Years
116-48-4317918116-410511827-9725402


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