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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Coaches with 100 Wins

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          Since the inception of some fourteen years ago one of our first priorities was to compile a list of the winningest coaches in the history of Alabama high school football. Over time the list has become more refined as the scores for games were found through the diligent research completed by myself and many other interested fans of the website.

          This task began with a list of all coaches with at least 100 wins and has grown from that point. We currently have 384 coaches that have at least 100 verified coaching wins. There are 76 active coaches with at least 100 wins entering the 2021 season. That number is quite surprising and seems to make the 100 win plateau attainable by most coaches with moderate success. Still it is a standard of which coaches are measured.

          As the 2021 football season approaches, there are a number of coaches who are on the verge of being added to our list of winningest coaches. We will follow these and others throughout the season and let you know when and if they reach this milestone.

          Before we reveal the list of potential newcomers to the 100 wins list there are other milestone coaching wins within the reach of other coaches. Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills retired after 43 seasons and sits atop the list for the most all-time wins in Alabama high school football history with 342 victories.

          Terry Curtis is second with 325 wins followed closely by Danny Horn with 323. Two other coaches enter the season with over 300 wins. Waldon Tucker (316) and Paul Benefield (312).

          Wayne Grant continues to win championships at Crenshaw Christian and has amassed 249 victories over his 31 year career. He is within reach of the 250 win plateau early this season. Bob Godsey at Madison Academy is within two wins of reaching 200 for his career.

          Below is the complete list of coaches that could possibly reach 100 wins this season. There may be a few others that could reach 100 wins if their teams do extremely well and win more than twelve games in 2020.

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  99  -  Gardner Gilliland (Cleveland)  (99-51)
  99  -  Clifford Story (Lanett)  (99-41)
  98  -  Bruce Breland (Victory Christian)  (98-120)
  98  -  Melvin Pete Jr. (Williamson)  (98-68)
  97  -  Rod Hudson (Hackleburg)  (97-44)
  96  -  Bobby Parrish (Cottage Hill Christian)  (96-57)
  95  -  Gene Hill (Sardis)  (95-84)
  95  -  Wade Waldrop (Florence)  (95-69)
  94  -  Roger McDonald (Dadeville)  (94-65)
  93  -  Steve Meek (Decatur Heritage Christian)  (93-72)
  92  -  Jack French (Faith Academy)  (92-43) - Also won 195 games in Mississippi
  90  -  Ryan Lolley (Gordo)  (90-15)


David Parker

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