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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Bill Meredith*

William E. "Bill" Meredith was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama. Meredith played football at Holmes Junior College in Mississippi and at Memphis State University, where he received a degree in education.

Meredith was drafted to play football for the Detroit Lions, but World War II put a halt to the professional sport before he got a chance to showcase his talents. Instead he turned to coaching the sport he loved.

His first coaching experience came when he was named the head football coach at Foley High School in the fall of 1945. Over the next eight seasons he led the Lions to a 44-27-5 record. In 1952 Meredith moved to Brantley for three seasons that produced a 14-14-2 record.

Meredith seemed to find a home in 1956 when he moved to south Mobile County and Alba High School. Meredith remained as the head football coach of the Sharks for the next fourteen years. At one time or another he coached every sport offered at the school.

Following his retirement from coaching in 1970, the schools football field was named Meredith-Landry Stadium in his honor. He settled permanently in Bayou La Batre where he would remain after retirement.

Merediths teams at Alba won two county championships and the Oil Bowl in 1964. He taught until he retired from the Mobile County Public School System in 1980.

Coach Merediths overall record is 117-110-15. He would pass away on February 11, 2011 in Mobile at the age of 94. His coaching legacy lives on in two of his grandsons, coaches Scott and Bill Meredith, who have worked in various coaching positions in Mobile County.

Known Record:  118-110-15   51.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Alba1969 3A3-7128194
Alba1968 3A3-799159
Alba1967 3A0-1045242
Alba1966 3A3-6-174172
Alba1965 3A2-6-2108195
Alba1964 3A6-5148128
Alba1963 3A4-6148213
Alba1962 0-8-226177
Alba1961 6-3-1167125
Alba1960 4-5-1106108
Alba1959 7-320852
Alba1958 6-2-114259
Alba1957 8-2262102
Alba1956 7-119767
 14 Years59-71-8185819930-0000-000
Brantley1955 1-7-150245
Brantley1954 1A7-2-1226105
Brantley1953 7-324382
 3 Years15-12-25194320-0000-000
Foley1952 2-896210
Foley1951 6-49990
Foley1950 6-2-212195
Foley1949 8-226861
Foley1948 4-673132
Foley1947 6-319459
Foley1946 7-1-116598
Foley1945 5-1-210133
 8 Years44-27-511177780-0000-000
 25 Years118-110-15349432030-0000-000

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

From 1947 until his retirement in 1992 Glenn Daniel's teams won 302 games at Pine Hill and Luverne. He was the winningest coach in state history until 2010.