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 James Sampley 

James Sampley graduated from Fort Deposit Academy and Auburn University.

Sampley became the head football coach at Lowndes Academy in 1994 where he stayed for the next five years. His teams finished a combined 41-18 and reached the AISA playoffs following each season.

His 1997 team finished the season 11-2 and his first State Championship. They defeated Shelby Academy 14-9 in the title game.

In 1999, Sampley moved to Fort Dale Academy where he has remained since. All but his first team qualified for the playoffs with the 2010 squad finishing 10-3 and the AISA Class AAA State Championship with a 49-21 win over Monroe Academy.

His overall record coming into the 2019 season is 183-104 in 25 years as a head football coach in the AISA. Coach Sampley was named as the AISA Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2008.

Known Record:  187-111-0   62.8%
 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 
Fort Dale Academy
Fort Dale Academy2020 AISA-AAA0-000R2
Fort Dale Academy2019 AISA-AAA4-72564030-1049R23-2111147
Fort Dale Academy2018 AISA-AAA2-8191369R20-575212
Fort Dale Academy2017 AISA-AAA7-43052590-1649R23-2150122
Fort Dale Academy2016 AISA-AAA8-33062350-11435R23-2134148
Fort Dale Academy2015 AISA-AAA6-52112760-1047R13-387117
Fort Dale Academy2014 AISA-AAA4-6242329R12-4128219
Fort Dale Academy2013 AISA-AAA6-53824070-12136R24-1190151
Fort Dale Academy2012 AISA-AAA8-43793091-14172R24-1131101
Fort Dale Academy2011 AISA-AAA4-72343120-11435R14-2166153
Fort Dale Academy2010 AISA-AAA10-34122523-011741R15-1177119
Fort Dale Academy2009 AISA-AAA9-23611381-16042R1#4-116671
Fort Dale Academy2008 AISA-AAA10-33481832-14428R15-117086
Fort Dale Academy2007 AISA-AAA8-32691300-11020R16-121576
Fort Dale Academy2006 AISA-AAA10-22661931-12659R16-1181113
Fort Dale Academy2005 AISA-AAA7-52832461-13052West4-2159110
Fort Dale Academy2004 AISA-AAA6-52271790-1728West4-210879
Fort Dale Academy2003 AISA-AAA7-42672240-11925R24-3148165
Fort Dale Academy2002 AISA-AAA8-43162011-14432R25-217695
Fort Dale Academy2001 AISA-AAA8-42801761-14755East-1#2-15734
Fort Dale Academy2000 AISA-AAA9-43191952-14550East-12-19250
Fort Dale Academy1999 AISA-AAA5-5199168West1-367105
 22 Years146-936053518413-1754575574-4128882473
Lowndes Academy
Lowndes Academy1998 AISA-AAA9-23951500-12427East#4-013742
Lowndes Academy1997 AISA-AA11-2346943-07921Central#4-015414
Lowndes Academy1996 AISA-AA8-32871430-11417Central3-110459
Lowndes Academy1995 AISA-AAA7-62232022-14044East4-214789
Lowndes Academy1994 AISA-AAA6-51941660-1018East4-213382
 5 Years41-1814457555-415712719-5675286
 27 Years187-1117498593918-2170288293-4635632759

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