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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





Active Coaches with the Most Wins 

    
          The 2017 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. Billy Hamilton at Clarke Prep leaves with 229 victories. Mike Battles Sr. retires with 216 wins.

          Jamie Riggs comes out of his retirement and will try to turn around the football fortunes at Houston Academy. His 305 wins are more than Houston Academy has won (259) since they started playing football in 1971.

          Danny Horn returns to his roots in Clay County and brings back 287 victories at Clay County and Benjamin Russell.

          That leaves us with the list below as we enter the 2018 season soon. Buddy Anderson leads the all-time list for wins in the state with 329 victories. The closet coach with a shot at toppling him is Jamie Riggs with 305 wins.



Active Football Coaches with Most Wins
Coach Team Won Lost Tied Pct.
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills  329 146 0 69.3%
Jamie Riggs Houston Academy  305 81 0 79.0%
Terry Curtis UMS-Wright  289 85 0 77.3%
Danny Horn Central Clay County  287 83 0 77.6%
Dale Pruitt Albertville  269 124 0 68.4%
Fred Yancey Briarwood  269 91 0 74.7%
Paul Benefield Fyffe 267 53 0 83.4%
Lamar Harris Hubbertville 232 196 0 54.2%
Steve Smith Piedmont 220  70 0 75.9%
         
Trent Taylor Andalusia 218  127 0 63.2%
Hugh Fountain Escambia Academy 213 122 0 63.6%
David Powell McAdory 210 74 0 73.9%
Stacy Luker Clarke County 199 76 0 72.4%
Josh Niblett Hoover 193 48 0 80.1%
Mark Freeman Thompson 186 48 0 79.5%
James Sampley Fort Dale Academy 181 96 0 65.3%
Bobby Carr Autauga Academy 180 30 0 85.7%
Robert Godsey Hartselle 172 65 0 72.6%
Brent Hubbert Maplesville 171 39 0 81.4%
           
Steve Mask St. Paul's 171 86 0 66.5%
Ronald Cheatham Wenonah 169 131 0 56.3%
Thomas Curry Cherokee County 167 95 0 63.7%
Mike Battles Jr. Tallassee 166 77 0 68.3%
Phil Lazenby Bayside Academy 165 87 0 65.6%



David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org




Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Hamilton shutout an amazing 14 consecutive opponents from 1928-1930. A atreak that will never be matched in modern football.