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Monroe County Tigers

 Howard Busby 

Howard "Buzz" Busby graduated from Waynesboro High School in Mississippi. Busby played football at Livingston where he was a two-time letterman 1968-69.

His first head coaching job came in 1974 at Citronelle. Busby stayed for only one season with a 1-9 record. He became the head football coach at Monroe County High School in 1981 for a seven year stint.

Coach Busby accepted the head coaching job at Kendrick High School in Georgia in 1988. He stayed with the school for four seasons with a record of 38-10-1. His 1991 team tied Lakeside (Atlanta) for the Georgia State Championship.

In 1992 Coach Busby jumped from Georgia back to Alabama with Central High School in Tuscaloosa. His Falcons would win the Class 6A State Championship in 1995 with a 13-3 record. TheFalcons squeaked by Jeff Davis High School, from Montgomery, 7-6 to earn his first title in Alabama.

Busbys overall record in seven years at Central was 65-17-1. His teams made the playoffs in all but one season and won four region titles.

In 1999, Busby took over the program at Statesboro, Georgia for five seasons with a record of 55-11-1. His 2000 team lost to Shaw in the state finals. The 2001 Statesboro team finished 15-0 and gave Busby his second State Championship in Georgia. Two years later his team lost to Marist in the Class 3-AAA State Championship game.

In 2004, Busby moved to Pike County High School in Georgia where his two teams finished 13-8. Coach Busbys eleven year coaching career in Georgia produced a 106-92-2 record with three state titles.

His overall football record in Alabama is 116-62-1. Combined with the Georgia record he stands at 222-154-3.

Alabama Record:  116-62-1   65.2%
Other States Record:  106-29-2   78.5%
Overall High School Record:  222-91-3   70.9%
 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 
Central Tuscaloosa
Central Tuscaloosa1998 6A9-2241741-11621R8#2-06113
Central Tuscaloosa1997 6A7-3216105R92-18459
Central Tuscaloosa1996 6A12-15731912-110371R9#3-011627
Central Tuscaloosa1995 6A13-14401375-013133R10#3-07228
Central Tuscaloosa1994 6A9-32531552-17738R102-17248
Central Tuscaloosa1993 6A6-42631710-11033R10#2-110449
Central Tuscaloosa1992 6A9-3-12711673-15538R102-15738
 7 Years65-17-12257100013-539223416-4566262
Monroe County
Monroe County1987 5A7-51211661-12542R22-13528
Monroe County1986 5A10-32921122-16413R2#3-07638
Monroe County1985 5A7-42041090-106R21-14930
Monroe County1984 5A6-423094R20-22045
Monroe County1983 3A7-4196119R22-36985
Monroe County1982 3A6-4201171R23-28298
Monroe County1981 3A5-411759R23-27820
 7 Years48-2813618303-3896114-11409344
Citronelle1974 3A1-952247R10-538142
Citronelle1973 3A2-855322
 2 Years3-171075690-0000-538142
 16 Years116-62-13725239916-848129530-201013748

Other States
 Season   W/L/T   Playoffs    
Kendrick, Georgia
Statesboro, Georgia
Pike County, Georgia
Kendrick, Georgia
11 Years106-29-218-8 
Totals Alabama and Other States
27 Years222-91-334-16 

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