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2014 Class AISA Coaching Changes 


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Class AISA
New Hires: 8
Best Hire: Danny Adams, Jackson
Hardest to replace: Dewayne Coker, Restoration
Best Job: Restoration Academy
Toughest Job: Hooper Academy



Coosa Valley Academy - Arlton Hudson leaves Coosa Valley after two seasons where his teams went 10-13. Josh Taylor will take over the football program this fall in his first job as a head football coach.

Hooper Academy - Zach Golson leaves Hooper Academy after two seasons and a record of 10-14. Veteran football coach Steve McCord will take over the football duties this fall. In 24 seasons as a head coach, McCord has compiled a record of 151-118 in Alabama. He was most recently the head football coach at Chilton County from 2003-07 with a record of 26-26.

Jackson Academy - Dwain Roberts leaves Jackson Academy after 6 seasons with a record of 27-40. His 2011 squad won an AISA state championship. Danny Adams takes over the hlem at Jackson Academy in the fall. He is a longtime coach in Alabama and Mississippi with over 200 wins to his name. He most recently served as the head football coach at Liberty Mississippi last season. He has been the head coach at Cleveland (2011-12), Winfield (2003-10), Muscle Shoals (1993), Pike County (1992) and Greenville (1989-90) in Alabama. His instate record sits at 107-58 entering the 2014 season.

Morgan Academy - Bob Taylor leaves Morgan Academy after only two seasons and a record of 6-14. Jake Wingo takes over the head coaching duties this season. He was the head football coach at Sumter Academy the past two seasons with a record of 6-15. He led Sumter to a playoff spot in 2012.

Restoration Academy - Dewayne Coker leaves Restoration after 10 seasons with the program. He led the Bulldogs from 8-man football into an AISA title contender. His 2012 team finished 13-1 and won the AISA-A state championship. Reggie Torbor will be the new head football coach at the school this fall. It is his first venture into the head coaching ranks.

Sparta Academy - Buck Quarles leaves Sparta Academy after only two seasons with the program and an 8-14 record at the school. Justin Chandler will take over the coaching duties this fall in his initial job as a head coach.

Sumter Academy - Jake Wingo leaves Sumter Academy to take over the football program at Morgan Academy this fall. He is replaced by longtime AISA coach Charlie Taylor. Coach Taylor served the past three seasons at Millry where his teams finished with a 10-20 record. He was also the head coach at South Choctaw Academy from 2003-201 with a record of 61-35. His 2007 squad won the AISA-A state champiosnhip. His overall record in Alabama is 71-55 in ten seasons. He is a graduate of South Choctaw Academy and the University of West Alabama.

Wilcox Academy - Chris Burford stepped down earlier this year after 13 seasonsa t the school. His overall record at Wilcox Academy was 73-73. Longtime veteran heqad football coach Joe Nettles assumes the coaching duties this fall. Nettles has been a head coach in Alabama for a total of 39 seasons with a record of 238-183-4 over the course of his career dating back to the 1972 season.




David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org







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