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Deshler Tigers

 John Mothershed 

John Mothershed graduated from Sheffield High School in 1981 where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was All-Area during his senior season in football and was a state runner-up wrestler in the 155 pound weight class. He graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1985.

While still in college he was an assistant wrestling coach at Sheffield in 1984 and then became an assistant football coach for the Bulldogs in 1985.

In 1987 he became the offensive and defensive line coach at Deshler High School and was named Defensive Coordinator the following year by Coach Tandy Gerald. When Coach Gerald retired in 1994, Mothershed was named the head coach.

Coach Mothershed had served as an assistant coach at Deshler for eight seasons before taking over the helm for the Tigers. In the past nineteen years his teams have amassed a record of 201-53 winning back-to-back State Championships in 1998 and 1999. The Tigers have reached the Super Six Championship game on five other occasions only to come up a little short in their quest for a title.

Since 1997, his teams have reached the third round of the playoffs in every season except three. Deshler has also won fourteen region titles and compiled a 102-13 region record during his term as the head football coach. The Tigers qualified for the playoffs in every season and scored in every game since 2000.

Mothershed stepped down at Deshler following the 2013 season.

Mothershed is a member of the Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame.

Known Record:  201-53-0   79.1%
 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 
Deshler2013 3A8-44132151-17334R84-3243137
Deshler2012 3A9-44852892-17748R85-2289141
Deshler2011 4A11-25362802-111277R8#7-0327129
Deshler2010 4A12-36592324-1191133R8#7-039339
Deshler2009 4A12-25611803-115780R8#7-030347
Deshler2008 4A10-45231743-114673R85-232567
Deshler2007 4A12-35202804-1136103R8#7-031197
Deshler2006 4A6-53432280-11421R85-2248134
Deshler2005 4A12-36092694-1206114R8#7-031596
Deshler2004 4A14-17421694-119069R8#7-042881
Deshler2003 4A14-15982754-1178100R8#7-0315102
Deshler2002 4A11-24642582-17359R8#7-0308137
Deshler2001 4A5-62252730-1742R84-3170142
Deshler2000 4A9-43712512-18846R8#6-1249127
Deshler1999 4A14-16412665-021985R16#4-019670
Deshler1998 4A14-16401755-021347R16#4-020957
Deshler1997 4A12-14661743-113873R16#3-010720
Deshler1996 4A10-13111241-14119R16#3-013636
Deshler1995 4A6-52601380-1714R15#3-011118
 19 Years201-539367425049-1722661237102-1349831677
 19 Years201-539367425049-1722661237102-1349831677

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