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 Paul Parvin 

Paul Parvin earned All-State honors as a center during his playing days at Lee High School in Huntsville. The Birmingham News named him to the first team All-State team in 1970.

Parvin played football at North Alabama and was a letterman (1971-74).

Parvin became head coach at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville in 1981. His 1984 team finished second in the state and the next year the Jaguars traveled to Cincinnati and defeated then nationally top-ranked Moeller.

That 1985 Johnson team was ranked second in the nation at one point during the season before losing in the playoffs.

His record at Johnson is 70-22 in eight seasons. All but one of his teams qualified for the playoffs and won their area title during his tenure at the school.

In 1989, Parvin moved to Grissom High School. He did not enjoy the same success he had at Johnson. Only one of his ten teams finished with a winning record and only three made the playoffs. Overall Parvin went 33-69 during his tenure at Grissom.

Parvin, who has coached for 24 years in the Huntsville City School system posted a career head coaching record of 103-92.

Coach Parvin was named the Class 6A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 1985.

Known Record:  103-92-0   52.8%
 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 
Grissom1998 6A3-7148243R152-16259
Grissom1997 6A1-9110326R150-335100
Grissom1996 6A3-7196256R151-24284
Grissom1995 6A5-62262110-11314R14#3-09345
Grissom1994 6A7-3167145R141-24447
Grissom1993 6A5-61231380-1721R141-12828
Grissom1992 6A2-8120219R140-22732
Grissom1991 6A3-81142170-1723R16#2-04131
Grissom1990 6A0-1060285R160-22454
Grissom1989 6A4-6118180R141-23662
 10 Years33-70138222200-3275811-15432542
J.O. Johnson
J.O. Johnson1988 6A6-42291610-1733R14#3-010632
J.O. Johnson1987 6A9-23381121-14518R16#3-01073
J.O. Johnson1986 6A11-1221612-14232R16#3-06013
J.O. Johnson1985 6A12-13911713-110869R14#2-06526
J.O. Johnson1984 6A10-43041544-18863R14#2-0737
J.O. Johnson1983 4A7-324191R114-112649
J.O. Johnson1982 4A9-2260840-107R11#5-014341
J.O. Johnson1981 4A6-51831370-1915R11#3-19428
 8 Years70-22216797110-729923725-2774199
 18 Years103-923549319110-1032629536-171206741

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