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 Waldon Tucker 

Coach Waldon Tucker retired following the 2010 season at Fayette County as the winningest coach in Alabama high school football history. His overall record over 37 seasons as a head coach was 309-126-3

A chronological list of Coach Tuckers coaching career.

1964 - Starred at QB for the Linden Red Devils and led them to a 10-0 record and the Class AA State Title as awarded by the Associated Press and the Birmingham Post-Herald. He was named Honorable Mention All-State by the Birmingham News.

1965 - In his senior season for the Red Devils Tucker was named Co-captain as the team finished with an 8-2 record and captured the Black Belt Championship once again. He was named 2nd team All-State at quarterback by the AP voters. He rushed for 929 yards and threw for another 631 yards while being named to the All Black Belt Conference Team.

1966-69 - Played for Livingston University as a wide receiver.

1968 - Tucker caught 40 passes for over 700 yards and 10 touchdowns for Livingston.

1969 - He caught 36 passes for 835 yards in his senior season at Livingston. He left as Livingstons all time leading receiver with 78 catches for 1570 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a side note the tailback for Livingston that season was none other than the AISA coaching legend Robbie James.

1971 - He worked as a student assistant at Livingston on what would be a National Championship team.

1973-1977 - Coach Tucker landed his first head coaching job with Demopolis Academy. He would compile a record of 29-22-3 in five season and make an appearance in the 1974 AISA State Championship game losing to Crenshaw Christian 7-0.

1978-1983 - A six year stint at Gordo proved to be a very successful for the coach as he managed a record of 54-15 winning a State Title in 1980 with a 14-0 team.

1984-2010 - Coach Tucker jumped to Fayette County in 1984 and in the next 27 seasons put together a very nice 230-95 record before retiring following the 2010 season. He would win another State Championship in 1996.

´┐ŻOther Notes:

* Four Undefeated Regular Seasons - 1980, 1981, 1989, 1996.

* In 1988 he was elected into the Livingston University Hall of Fame.

* Alabama Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1996.

* Won State Title in 1980 and 1996. Finished as runner-up in 1975 and 2000.

* 43-25 playoff record

* 107-34 region record with eleven region championships

* Sixteen season with ten or more wins.

* His teams made the playoffs twenty-seven times.

Tucker came out of retirement in 2020 to once again lead Fayette County onto the football field.

Known Record:  322-144-3   69.1%
 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 
Fayette County
Fayette County2021 4A6-51941760-1038R54-213774
Fayette County2020 4A3-7138230R52-476117
Fayette County2010 4A10-33672152-16975R5#7-024173
Fayette County2009 4A8-42552131-14676R55-113463
Fayette County2008 4A9-33051921-13561R55-116780
Fayette County2007 4A9-33572511-18279R46-1213117
Fayette County2006 4A10-23591751-14828R4#6-121398
Fayette County2005 4A9-24312170-13540R56-1277138
Fayette County2004 4A4-6228215R52-5146169
Fayette County2003 4A6-4274205R44-3193151
Fayette County2002 4A7-43462710-11850R45-2236128
Fayette County2001 4A7-3247142R84-3173136
Fayette County2000 4A13-24472304-113177R86-1223119
Fayette County1999 5A10-23701701-15530R9#2-14649
Fayette County1998 5A5-5180118R91-23337
Fayette County1997 4A10-23882021-14639R12#3-014369
Fayette County1996 4A15-05181335-014549R12#3-012031
Fayette County1995 5A6-51881890-1034R151-13936
Fayette County1994 5A4-71882130-1728R151-12635
Fayette County1993 4A10-33131632-15455R112-17651
Fayette County1992 4A10-33831522-19664R11#3-011114
Fayette County1991 5A10-42401693-16038R141-14242
Fayette County1990 5A12-23621513-18875R141-14216
Fayette County1989 5A13-13361123-18047R14#2-0576
Fayette County1988 5A7-4160720-167R141-12720
Fayette County1987 4A5-5144178R81-22053
Fayette County1986 4A6-61501361-12920R82-14526
Fayette County1985 4A10-22251291-11923R8#3-05427
Fayette County1984 4A5-82302152-16368R82-17032
 29 Years239-1078323523434-221212110191-3833802007
Gordo1983 2A7-3188162R93-18351
Gordo1982 2A10-32621322-15322R9#4-07525
Gordo1981 2A10-1326981-13431R9#4-014814
Gordo1980 2A14-04821284-013959R9#4-014020
Gordo1979 2A7-42061160-1028R9#4-08920
Gordo1978 2A6-416377R93-14826
 6 Years54-1516277137-322614022-2583156
Demopolis Academy
Demopolis Academy1977 AISA-AA6-4-1199100
Demopolis Academy1976 AISA-AA3-6-198155
Demopolis Academy1975 AISA-B10-2-12271032-15643
Demopolis Academy1974 AISA-B6-4194152
Demopolis Academy1973 AISA4-6115136
 5 Years29-22-38336462-156430-000
 40 Years322-144-310783659343-2614941284113-4039632163

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