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 George Hoblitzell 

George Hoblitzell is a 1965 graduate of Anniston High School. Hoblitzell attended Snead State College where he played basketball and baseball (1965-1967). He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University.

Hoblitzells first head coaching position came at Douglas High School in Marshall County in 1970. He remained there for one season and with a 4-5-1 record. He moved to Valley Head in 1971 and finished the 1972 season with a 11-2 record losing to Marion County in the Class 1A State Championship game 38-21.

After two seasons at Valley Head, Hoblitzell accepted the head football job at Fort Payne High School in 1973. He stayed one year and moved back to Valley Head where he stayed another three years. His 1976 squad reached the semi-finals before losing to Addison 26-17.

Hoblitzell took over as the head coach at Cleburne County High School in 1977. He coached there for four seasons and then move to Scottsboro for one year in 1981.

His next stop came in Piedmont where he had stayed for 13 seasons and became the schools winningest coach with a record of 105-44. Piedmont had gone 7 years without a winning record and had never made the playoffs. In his 13 seasons they had 11 winning teams and made the playoffs nine times playing in the semi-finals in 1993.

Hoblitzell moved to Dade County High School in Trenton, Georgia in 1995 where he stayed 5 seasons and took them to their first playoff berth in 1999. He moved to Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega, GA where he stayed 6 years.

He moved to Calhoun High School Calhoun, GA as a volunteer assistant coach in 2006 for five years. He became the defensive coordinator at Rome High School, GA during the 2011-2012 seasons.

Hoblitzell became the defensive coordinator at Calhoun High School in Georgia for the 2013 season. His coaching record stands at 172-101-2 in Alabama and 52-64 in Georgia for an overall record of 223-165-2 in 36 seasons as a head coach.

Alabama Record:  171-102-2   62.6%
Other States Record:  52-64-0   44.8%
Overall High School Record:  223-166-2   57.3%
 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 
Piedmont1994 3A9-33561401-16735R13#3-011827
Piedmont1993 4A11-33521593-16448R13#3-01100
Piedmont1992 4A10-23151401-13837R132-16454
Piedmont1991 3A10-2321941-14619R9#3-111726
Piedmont1990 3A12-1443942-16332R9#4-015241
Piedmont1989 3A10-32441022-16332R9#3-07333
Piedmont1988 3A10-23101421-14031R9#3-09019
Piedmont1987 4A0-1079287R120-33079
Piedmont1986 4A8-2227131R121-26459
Piedmont1985 3A7-3175940-11024R8#3-06428
Piedmont1984 3A7-31871060-11421R8#3-06626
Piedmont1983 2A3-8119179R8B1-684136
Piedmont1982 2A8-2188133R8B5-111472
 13 Years105-443316180111-940527934-141146600
Scottsboro1981 4A5-599100R111-33339
 1 Year5-5991000-0001-33339
Cleburne County
Cleburne County1980 3A5-5178177R112-4103126
Cleburne County1979 3A8-220568R113-27448
Cleburne County1978 3A5-5115137R112-33281
Cleburne County1977 3A5-5109188R113-375140
 4 Years23-176075700-00010-12284395
Valley Head
Valley Head1976 1A10-32351672-15548R12#4-17964
Valley Head1975 1A2-893159
Valley Head1974 1A4-6123187
 3 Years16-174515132-155484-17964
Fort Payne
Fort Payne1973 3A0-1071252
 1 Year0-10712520-0000-000
Valley Head
Valley Head1972 1A11-24141522-18173
Valley Head1971 1A7-2-1202108
 2 Years18-4-16162602-181730-000
Douglas1970 2A4-5-1112135
 1 Year4-5-11121350-0000-000
 25 Years171-102-25272363115-1154140049-3015421098

Other States
 Season   W/L/T   Playoffs    
Dade County, Georgia
Lumpkin County, Georgia
11 Years52-64-01-5 
Totals Alabama and Other States
36 Years223-166-216-16 

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