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2016 Class 4A Coaching Changes 

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Class 4A
New Hires: 12
Best Hire: Jonathan Beverly, Childersburg
Hardest to replace: Keith Etheredge, Leeds
Best Job: Madison Academy
Toughest Job: Holt

Region 1

Clarke County 

Toby Green accepted the job but resigned in June to return to the Dothan area as an assistant coach at Dothan High School. Chris Young was named the head football coach in late June for the 2016 season. He was promoted from within the program.

Region 3


Lee Gibson resigned in February after seven seasons as the head football coach at Tuscaloosa County High. His teams finished a combined 42-36 but faltered in 2015 with an 0-10 record.

His teams did not win a region title during his tenure and managed just a 2-6 record in the postseason. He takes over a Leeds program in much better shape than the one he left behind.


In his only seasons as head football coach at Holt, Jonathan Beverly led the Ironmen to a 2-8 record. In 2016 he will be the new head coach at Childersburg.

He is a former Samford offensive lineman with a wealth of knowledge as he coached on both sides of the ball during stops in Alabama and Kentucky.

Region 4


Bruce Jackson will be the latest head football coach at Holt. Jackson was the head coach at Greene County from 2008-2013 with a record of 27-35. He was the defensive coordinator for Central Tuscaloosa in 2007 when the Falcons won the Class 4A state championship. Jackson coached defensive backs at Stillman College from 2003-2006. He was the defensice coordinator at Stillman the past two seasons.


Darrin Hughes will take over the head coaching duties for the 2016 football season at Northside. He most recently served as the defensive coordinator at the school as well as being the assistant head coach.

Hale County 

Charles Moody Jr. takes over the football program at Hale County for the 106 season. He arrives after serving as the head football coach at Aliceville from 2011-2014. His teams finished a combined 28-17 in four seasons.

He spent last year as the head coach at Wilcox Central where his team finished 0-10.

West Blocton 

Eric Hiott was promoted to the head coaching position in December at West Blocton. Hiott is a graduate of West Blocton and Troy State. He has served the past few seasons as an assistant at the school.

He has held a head coaching job previously at Dallas County. His one team in 2005 finished with a 2-8 record.

Oak Grove 

Pat Burchfield will take over the football program at Oak Grove for the 2016 season. He graduated from Oak Grove in 2001, and UAB in 2006. Burchfield played for, and was hired by Mike Battles Jr. He has been at Oak Grove for 10 years, and was the defensive coordinator from 2014-2016.

Region 5

Carbon Hill 

Scott Curd returns to his old high school as the head football coach in 2016.

He has previously been a head football coach at McKenzie, Brilliant, Addison and Danville with a 12-48 record.

Region 7

Westminster Christian 

Louis LeBlanc takes over the football program at Westminster Christian after serving as defensive coordinator the past three seasons at the school.

He spent seven seasons with Hooks at American Christian, worked as a graduate assistant at Alabama and was an assistant coach at West Georgia prior to rejoining Hooks at Westminster. This will be his first head coaching job.

Madison County 

Scott Sharp takes over the football program at Madison County just prior to fall practice at the school. He has previously been the head coach at Huntsville from 2010-2014. His five teams went a combined 29-27 and 2-4 in the playoffs.

Region 8

Madison Academy 

Grant Reynolds will take over as the head football coach at Madison Academy for the 2016 season. Reynolds spent the past ten seasons as the head coach at Boyd-Buchanan in Tennessee and posted a 81-49 record including 15-10 in the playoffs.

He attended Harding University in Arkansas prior to serving ten seasons as an assistant at Boyd-Buchanan.

David Parker

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