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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





Active Coaches with the Most Wins 

    
          The 2016 offseason saw many coaching changes that will affect schools for year to come. Several coaches high on our list of all-time winningest coaches retired from the sideline forever. Jamie Riggs retired at T.R. Miller with 293 victories under his belt. Jackie O'Neal leaves Reeltown after 28 seasons and 241 wins.

          Glenn Vickery will not be roaming the sidelines at Daphne after pilling up 245 wins over the past 31 seasons in the Mobile area. Bobby Carr leaves Edgewood Academy with 162 victories and seven state champions with the Wildcat program. Look for Coach Carr to show up at another school in the near future. Bob Grisham leaves Lauderdale County with a total of 117 wins in seventeen seasons at two different schools.

          Allen Creasy resigned with a total on exactly 100 wins to his credit at Athens. Jeff Foshee leaves Stanhope Elmore with 105 wins and the school without a head football coach names Foshee for the first time since 1975. Finally Dr. Eric Cohu moves on from Madison Academy where he built a powerhouse with a record of 87-12 and three consecutive championships in 3A.

          That leaves us with the list below as we enter the 2016 season soon. Buddy Anderson leads the all-time list for wins in the state with 320 victories. The closet coach with a shot at toppling him is Danny Horn with 277 wins.



Active Football Coaches with Most Wins
Coach Team Won Lost Tied Pct.
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills  320 135 0 70.3%
Danny Horn Benjamin Russell  277 71 0 79.6%
Terry Curtis UMS-Wright  267 80 0 76.9%
Dale Pruitt Albertville  257 115 0 69.1%
Fred Yancey Briarwood  243 89 0 73.2%
Paul Benefield Fyffe 240 52 0 82.2%
Randy Ragsdale Trinity 239 79 0 75.2%
Billy Hamilton Clarke Prep 222 128 0 63.4%
Lamar Harris Hubbertville 219 187 0 53.9%
Mike Battles Sr. B.B. Comer 213 126 1 62.8%
David Powell McAdory 196 65 0 75.1%
         
Trent Taylor Andalusia 194 123 0 61.2%
Hugh Fountain Escambia Academy 193 116 0 62.5%
Steve Smith Piedmont 193 68 0 73.9%
Stacy Luker Demopolis 181 69 0 72.4%
Josh Niblett Hoover 171 43 0 79.9%
Mark Freeman Thompson 169 42 0 80.1%
James Sampley Fort Dale Academy 166 89 0 65.1%
Robert Godsey Hartselle 157 58 0 73.0%
Mike Bates Holly Pond 153 137 0 52.8%
           
Phil Lazenby Bayside Academy 153 76 0 66.8%
Mark Rose North Jackson 153 61 0 71.5%
Jerome Tate Loachapoka 153 95 0 61.7%
Thomas Curry Cherokee County 151 85 0 64.0%



David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org




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