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2017 Class 1A Coaching Changes 


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Region 1

Linden - Andro Williams

Andro Williams leaves Linden with a very impressive 110-23 record over the past ten seasons. Every team qualified for a playoff spot and none lost more than four games in a season. He has moved on to W.S. Neal where he will serve as the head football coach.


2017 Season - Demetrice Jackson

Demetrice Jackson has been promoted to the head coaching job at Linden in 2017. He has served as an assistant at the school most recently as the defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

He is a graduate of Francis Marion and the son of renowned basketball coach Woodie Jackson.






Region 2

Florala - Brad Rhodes

Brad Rhodes leaves Florala after three seasons with a 8-19 record.


2017 Season - Scott Mason

The Florala Wildcats hired Scott Mason to take over at the helm for the 2017 football season. Mason comes to Florala from Citronelle where he served as the offensive coordinator last year.

He was the head football coach at Fruitdale (2007-09) with a 15-16 record.





Red Level - James Wise

James Wise resigned as the head football coach at Red Level High School after just two seasons. His teams finished a combined 7-13 and failed to qualify for the playoffs.


2017 Season - Vacant



Kinston - Jonny Mitchell

Jonny Mitchell leaves Kinston after one season with a 1-9 record.


2017 Season - Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper arrives at Kinston after a season at Charles Henderson as an assistant coach. He previously was the head coach at Slocomb (2013-15) where his three teams finished a combined 21-13.






Region 3

Loachapoka - Jerome Tate

After 22 seasons as the head coach at Loachapoka, Jerome Tate stepped down during the off season. His teams went a combined 152-98 and 16-18 in the playoffs. Four of his teams won region championships along the way.

Since 1974 when the school opened they have had only three head coaches.


2017 Season - Vacant




Region 4

Donoho - Andy McWilliams

Andy McWilliams leaves Donoho after just two years with a 5-14 record.


2017 Season - Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders left the Victory Christian program in much better shape than where he found it four years ago. He has accepted the head coaching job at Donoho. He rebuilt the football program back to a respectable level and went 17-14 over three seasons.





Victory Christian - Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders leaves the Victory Christian program in much better shape than where he found it. He has accepted the head coaching job at Donoho. He rebuilt the football program back to a respectable level and went 17-14 over three seasons.


2017 Season - Vacant




Region 7

Sumiton Christian - Bart Lockhart

Bart Lockhart leaves Sumiton Christian after two seasons with a 12-10 record. He moves to Dora where he will assume the head football coaching duties.


2017 Season - Mike McCarty

Mike McCarty is the new Sumiton Christian football coach. He was also an All-State receiver for the school in 2000.








David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org







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