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2014 Class 6A Coaching Changes 

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Class 6A
New Hires: 12
Best Hire: Sam Adams, Hillcrest
Hardest to replace: Jamey Dubose, Florence
Best Job: Homewood
Toughest Job: Woodlawn

Region 1

Baldwin County - Bobby Moore resigned after three seasons with the Tigers. His record was a dismal 2-28 in Bay Minette. Nathan McDaniel, 29, accepted the head coaching position with the Tigers after serving as the defensive coordinator at Daphne the past two seasons. McDaniel spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Daleville and was on the staff at Prattville for four years before moving to Daphne. This will be his first stint as a head football coach.

Region 3

Chilton County - Donnie Hand resigned after three seasons at the school. His teams finished a combined 18-15 and qualified for the playoffs his last two seasons. Brian Bradford, a graduate of Stanhope Elmore, served as the offensive coordinator at that school the past nine seasons. Prior to his stop in Elmore County, he served as an assistant at Saks and East Limestone.

Region 4

Paul Bryant - Errol Jones left the head coaching position after two seasons and a 1-19 record at Paul Bryant. Eldrick Hill takes over the program after one season as an assistant at Gardendale. He is a native of Columbus MS and has worked as an assistant at Dothan (2008-11) and at Homewood.

Hillcrest Tuscaloosa - Scott Martin resigned after only two seasons at Hillcrest with a 11-11 record. He accepted the head coaching job at Ohatchee high school in January. Sam Adams takes over the program at Hillcrest after serving as an assistant at Hoover the past two seasons. He played football at Corner high school before graduating. He coached the receivers at Hoover. He also served as an assistant at Spain Park, Trinity KY and North Gwinnett GA.

Region 5

Homewood - Doug Goodwin went 23-10 in three seasons as the head coach at Homewood before leaving the program following last season. Assistant Ben Berguson was named the new head football coach in March. He served as the offensive line coach at Homewood during Goodwin

Hueytown - After only one season as the head coach at Hueytown, Mark Stephens leaves the school to accept an administrative position with the Cullman school system. His only team at Hueytown finished with a 3-7 record. Scott Mansell will assume the head football coaching duties at Hueytown this fall on an interim basis for the season. He has served as the defensive coordinator at Walker the past nine years.

Minor - Randy Cook was let go after seven seasons as the head football coach at Minor. His teams combined for a 37-38 record and went 2-3 in the playoffs. George Bates moves over from Parker where his two teams finished with a 12-10 record.

Walker - John Holliday left a black eye on the Walker football program after a terrible display of sportsmanship following the season opening game against Cullman in 2013. Holliday resigned his coaching duties after six seasons at the helm of the Vikings with a 52-19 record. Heath Brunner stepped in and served as the interim head football coach for the remainder of the 2013 season. Brunner is a 1997 graduate of Parrish high school where he played center for the Tornados.

Region 6

Woodlawn - Chris Mahand leaves after only one season at Woodlawn and a 0-10 record. Louis DeArman takes over the head coaching duties this fall. He comes over from Locust Fork high school where he served as an assistant coach. His experience includes ten seasons as an assistant football coach and five years as a head softball coach. He is a graduate of Pinson Valley and UAB. This will be Coach DeArman

Region 7

Arab - Watt Parker resigned following the 2013 season to accept the head football coaching job at the new high school in Helena. Adam Gilbert will take over for Parker in 2014. He moves over from North Sand Mountain where he was the head football coach for four seasons with a 30-14 record. Gilbert is a 2001 graduate of Pisgah high school where he played tight end and linebacker on Pisgah

Southside Gadsden - Marty Smith resigned unexpectedly on August 21, 2013. Ron Daugherty was named the interim head football coach and led the Panthers to a 13-1 record. The thirteen wins are the most in school history and a semi-final playoff appearance was also a record for a school that had won a total of thee playoff games in the team

Region 8

Florence - Jamey Dubose resigned unexpectedly after two seasons at Florence. His two teams finished with a combined 16-8 record. J.B. Wallace was promoted from his position as the defensive coordinator at Florence. Prior to coming to the school, Wallace served under Dubose at Prattville. This will be his first head coaching job.

David Parker

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