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 Jerry Hill 

Jerry Hill was a four sport athlete at Brooks High School where he was twice selected All-County and All-State in football, basketball and track. He was named 1977 Lauderdale County Athlete of the Year playing running back. Hill also played in the Alabama All-Star Game in Tuscaloosa following his senior season.

After graduating high school, Hill played at the University of North Alabama from 1977 through 1980 and was team captain during his senior season. He was part of North Alabamas first Gulf South Conference championship team in 1980, catching a dramatic last-minute touchdown pass in a clinching win over rival Jacksonville State. Following his playing days in college he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1980.

His first head coaching job came at Central Florence where he posted a 37-22 record as a head football coach over five seasons (1989-93). Coach Hill led his team to the semifinals in 1992 and 1993 before moving to Coffee High School in 1994.

In eight years at Coffee his teams made the playoffs three times. In 2004 Coach Hill became the head football coach at Brooks High School. He led the Lions to the state semifinals in 2007 and is the winningest coach in Brooks football history with a 90-38 record in eleven seasons at the helm.

He was the Times Daily Coach of the Year in 1992, 1993, and 2007.

Hill coached the North-South All-Star game in 2006, and received the AHSAA Distinguished Service Award at the Alabama- Mississippi All-Star game in 2007.

Known Record:  143-127-0   53.0%
 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 
Brooks2014 4A5-5262266R83-4201183
Brooks2013 4A6-52211720-1038R85-217971
Brooks2012 4A11-25593492-112090R8#7-0314147
Brooks2011 4A8-34152600-11434R86-1303150
Brooks2010 4A6-53482980-12756R84-3244179
Brooks2009 4A8-33461750-11936R86-125996
Brooks2008 4A11-24452252-110066R8#6-1258123
Brooks2007 4A12-24972443-110886R86-1252118
Brooks2006 4A11-14311501-16440R8#7-027869
Brooks2005 4A6-51962050-12054R84-3150119
Brooks2004 4A6-52622040-11437R85-219298
 11 Years90-38398225488-1048653759-1826301353
Coffee2001 5A1-9126355R80-776260
Coffee2000 5A3-7118289R82-584218
Coffee1999 5A0-10119442R160-442197
Coffee1998 5A5-73203581-16383R162-288109
Coffee1997 5A6-52692160-1335R162-17244
Coffee1996 5A3-7124209R161-23862
Coffee1995 5A3-81492000-12930R161-13627
Coffee1994 5A3-7109227R160-2631
 8 Years24-60133422961-3951488-24442948
Central Florence
Central Florence1993 3A10-43202693-18367R151-14260
Central Florence1992 3A8-62512123-16550R151-12741
Central Florence1991 3A5-5164180R141-24860
Central Florence1990 3A1-978304R140-315110
Central Florence1989 4A5-5156173R161-25160
 5 Years29-2996911386-21481174-9183331
 24 Years143-1276285598215-1572980271-5132552632

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