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Bubba Scott

Herman L. "Bubba" Scott was born April 24, 1927, in Autauga County, Alabama. Scott attended Autauga County High School (Prattville) and served in the Navy following high school. He attended and graduated from Troy State where he lettered in football.

Scott began his coaching career at Haleyville High School where he served as an assistant for 4 seasons before landing the head coaching job in 1953. He compiled a 76-21-3 record with three State Championships and led Haleyville to 35 consecutive wins from 1958-61.

Six of his teams were either undefeated or 9-1, including a stretch from 1958-62 where the Lions were 47-2-1. His 1958 team finished 9-1 and named State Champions by the Birmingham News. The next year, the team went 10-0 and once again declared Champions by the News. His 1960 team finished with a 9-1 record and won a third title according to the voters at the Birmingham Post-Herald.

In 1963, Scott replaced Bobby Bowden at Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham as the head football coach where he remained until he joined the AHSAA after the 1965 season. His teams were 13-13-1 at Howard.

Scott served the AHSAA with distinction as its executive director from 1966-1991. He led the states high schools through some historic times, including the integration of athletic events. He also helped organize and develop the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Scholarship Program that now awards more than $800,000 annually to senior student athletes at AHSAA member schools.

He was named Troy States Alumnus of the Year in 1975. His former Haleyville football players donated a cottage to the Big Oak Boys Ranch in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Scott in 2002. The field at Haleyville High School was also named in Coach Scotts honor.

Scott introduced the AHSAAs first football state playoff system in 1966 with four teams in Class 4A. It has now grown to 192 teams - 32 in each of six classifications - with the championships played on a rotating basis at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.

Under Scotts watch, full-scale girls athletics was added in the 1970s with the first AHSAA girls state basketball tournament held in 1978. Girls now compete in basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, cross country, swimming and diving and cheerleading.

Scott served as president of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations (NFHS). He also served on the NFHS National Football Rules Committee for many years and oversaw many of the rules changes initiated while serving as vice-chairman from 1976-85 and as chairman from 1986 until his retirement.

He also served as the NFHS representative on the U.S. Olympic Committee and NCAA Ad Hoc Committee on Football Rules.

Scott was inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame in its inaugural Class of 1991.

Herman L. "Bubba" Scott, the second full-time executive director in Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) history, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Montgomery after a brief illness. He was 84.

Known Record:  66-21-2   75.9%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Haleyville1961 9-130164
Haleyville1960 10-033172
Haleyville1959 10-0325111
Haleyville1958 9-1306113
Haleyville1957 4-4-1131130
Haleyville1956 9-117272
Haleyville1955 9-123151
Haleyville1954 4-6119181
Haleyville1953 2-7-190193
 9 Years66-21-220069870-0000-000
 9 Years66-21-220069870-0000-000

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