2017 Class 3A Coaching Changes
Clarke County - Chris Young
Chris Young leaves Clarke County after just one season with a 4-6 record.
2017 Season - Stacy Luker
Stacy Luker arrives at Clarke after spending the last two seasons down the road at Demopolis. His two seasons produced a 17-7 record. He has won 188 games as a head coach at Washington County, Thomasville and Sweet Water in twenty-one seasons.
Coach Luker will bring a winning spirit to the Clarke County program that has not had a lot of success in recent years.
Daleville - Josh Parrish
Josh Parrish leaves Daleville after three seasons to accept the head coaching job at Northview High. His teams finished a combined 23-11 but just 1-3 in the playoffs.
2017 Season - Rob Armstrong
Rob Armstrong takes over the helm at Daleville. He was the head football coach at Rutherford High in Panama City FL the last three years with a 6-25 record.
Straughn - Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson leaves Starughn after only two seasons. He led the team to 5-6 and 4-6 records and went 1-2 in the playoffs. He has accepted the head coaching job at Mary Montgomery.
2017 Season - John Higgins
The Covington County Board of Education named John Higgins as the new head coach for 2017 football season. Higgins has been an assistant coach for the Tigers the past two years.
His previous head coaching experience was two seasons at Dallas County in 2007 and 2008. Higgins led Dallas County to a 5-15 record during his two years.
New Hope - Randall Taylor
Randall Taylor resigned his position as head football coach after seven seasons leading the program. His overall record stands at 36-37 and 1-2 in the playoffs.
2017 Season - Kenny Chadwick
Kenny Chadwick is the new head football coach at New Hope. He was an assistant coach at Fort Payne. He was also the head coach at Appalachian in 2011 where his only team finished with a 6-5 record.
Brindlee Mountain - Matt Self
Matt Self stepped down after two seasons at Brindlee Mountain with a 1-19 record.
2017 Season - Vacant
Colbert County - Dale Jeffreys
Dale Jeffreys retires from the sidelines after twenty seasons as a head coach. His teams won 160 games and twenty-one playoff games. His five seasons at Colbert County produced a 46-19 record while the team won ten playoff games.
He also served as the head coach at Red Bay for fifteen years where his teams went a combined 114-59.
2017 Season - Brett Mask
Brett Mask takes over the prestigious football program at Colbert County. The son of long time coach Steve Mask, he spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Decatur. He has also been an assistant coach at Benjamin Russell, Buckhorn and Florence.
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