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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Bill Doty

Bill Doty attended Hamilton High School and graduated from Florence State. Doty accepted the head coaching position at Hanceville in 1951 to begin his high school coaching career. He would stay with the Bulldogs for four successful seasons before moving over to Hackleburg for one year.

In 1957, Doty accepted the head coaching job at Winston County. In 1960 his Yellow Jackets won the Wal-Win Conference Championship with a 9-1 record. The team was also named Class 1A State Champions by the Birmingham Post Herald and the Birmingham News for District 4.

In 1961, he was offered the head coaching job at Russellville and accepted it. Doty, first team finished 8-0-2 and was awarded a State Championship by the Birmingham News and the Post Herald.

In 1966 Russellville finished the season 9-1 and was named state champions by the Birmingham News. The next season proved to be more of the same as once again Russellville won the state championship but this time in the first state playoffs for Class 3A. The Golden Tigers defeated Colbert County in the title game 13-6.

In 1967, the Golden Tigers rolled to an 11-0 record and a third straight state championship. Russellville ended the season with a 32-game unbeaten streak that dated back to the first game of the 1966 season. Of the three consecutive state championship teams the 1968 squad was the only one to go unbeaten and untied.

In the 1968 state championship game, Russellville led 25-6 at halftime and then put the Saks Wildcats away early in the third quarter, claiming the state championship with a 51-13 victory.

Doty would move to Bradshaw in 1973 for six seasons before going to Muscle Shoals for one year in 1981. He would retire from coaching football in Alabama after that season with a record of 169-103-10. After leaving Alabama he headed to Collinwood, Tennessee in the early 1980s.

He is a member of the Winston County Sports Hall of Fame. Doty was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 1992.

Known Record:  168-104-10   61.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals1981 3A1-9125248R160-659140
 1 Year1-91252480-0000-659140
Bradshaw1978 4A4-6104137R112-34755
Bradshaw1977 4A7-319688R110-32242
Bradshaw1976 4A6-4223185R112-15241
Bradshaw1975 4A5-5169215
Bradshaw1974 4A3-7158204
Bradshaw1973 4A8-2263110
 6 Years33-2711139390-0004-7121138
Russellville1972 3A6-4166172
Russellville1971 3A4-6126175
Russellville1970 3A4-6159146
Russellville1969 3A9-22551610-11242
Russellville1968 3A11-0271652-06120
Russellville1967 3A11-0-13521092-03312
Russellville1966 3A9-123847
Russellville1965 3A6-3-111169
Russellville1964 3A7-318596
Russellville1963 3A6-4194140
Russellville1962 2-7-1140170
Russellville1961 8-0-226645
 12 Years83-36-5246313954-1106740-000
Winston County
Winston County1960 9-1284101
Winston County1959 6-4322210
Winston County1958 5-3-1228185
Winston County1957 1-9121287
 4 Years21-17-19557830-0000-000
Hackleburg1956 7-319590
 1 Year7-3195900-0000-000
Hanceville1954 6-2-2223122
Hanceville1953 7-3247137
Hanceville1952 4-4-1139176
Hanceville1951 6-3-1179137
 4 Years23-12-47885720-0000-000
 28 Years168-104-10563940274-1106744-13180278

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