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 DeWayne Kervin 

DeWayne Kervin graduated from Red Level High School near Andalusia. He received his degree from Nevada-Las Vegas.

Kervin first came to Shelby Academy in 1979 when he served as head basketball coach, assistant football coach and as a history teacher. He became the head football coach in 1981 and has served as head master at the school since 1982.

He won the AISA State Championship in 2006, his 26th and last at the private school. Kervin, announced he was stepping down from his head football coaching duties at Shelby Academy in 2007.

Kervins record at Shelby Academy was 178-123-1 with two state championships over 27 seasons. His 1997 team finished 12-1, losing in the championship game. The 1998 team followed that up with a perfect 13-0 record and his first state championship.

In 2006 the Raiders won a second championship finishing the season 11-2. His 1997, 2003 and 2004 teams lost in the AISA finals. Kervins overall record is 172-118-1 in 26 seasons at the helm of Shelby Academy.

Kervin was named the Alabama Independent School Association Coach of the Year in 1992, 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2006.

Coach Kervin was named as the AISA Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 1998. He was inducted into the Alabama Independent School Associations Hall of Fame in 2003.

Known Record:  172-117-1   59.5%
 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 
Shelby Academy
Shelby Academy2006 AISA-A11-25041813-09650R17-134596
Shelby Academy2005 AISA-A10-2433641-13742West6-128522
Shelby Academy2004 AISA-A10-3412972-16947West6-124724
Shelby Academy2003 AISA-A11-23951102-16349R2#7-025827
Shelby Academy2002 AISA-A8-32641711-13227R25-115282
Shelby Academy2001 AISA-A5-5190141East-21-25950
Shelby Academy2000 AISA-A3-7149227East-21-25967
Shelby Academy1999 AISA-A4-6137279Central2-374120
Shelby Academy1998 AISA-A13-0590433-010519Central#5-023624
Shelby Academy1997 AISA-AA12-1376672-16627East#5-015613
Shelby Academy1996 AISA-AA6-4272150East3-213584
Shelby Academy1995 AISA-AA6-62091840-1023West2-4105108
Shelby Academy1994 AISA-AA1-9130255West1-5105144
Shelby Academy1993 AISA-AA3-7129179West
Shelby Academy1992 AISA-AA9-32901431-13421West
Shelby Academy1991 AISA1-9115302
Shelby Academy1990 AISA4-6177189
Shelby Academy1989 AISA-A6-4212171West2-479138
Shelby Academy1988 AISA-A11-1320691-107West#6-019821
Shelby Academy1987 AISA-AA9-33171941-13933
Shelby Academy1986 AISA-AA3-7179240
Shelby Academy1985 AISA8-321475
Shelby Academy1984 AISA3-8105172
Shelby Academy1983 AISA2-845239
Shelby Academy1982 AISA6-4-1156171
Shelby Academy1981 AISA-AA7-424892
 26 Years172-117-16568420517-954134559-2624931020
 26 Years172-117-16568420517-954134559-2624931020

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