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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Bud Mills

Bud Mills was a coach, teacher and administrator in Alabama for 41 years. He graduated from Washington County High School and received his degree from Livingston University. Following college he played baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1947.

His first head coaching job came in 1950 at Hazlewood where he led the Golden Bears for four seasons. He moved over to Vincent for one season before accepting the head coaching job at Cherokee in 1955. His greatest success came at Cherokee Vocational School over the next 19 seasons.

Over the course of his career he coached basketball, baseball and football and led each to the state playoffs. His overall record in football was 154-85-4.

Mills is a member of the Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 1993.

Known Record:  154-89-4   63.4%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Cherokee1989 3A4-6160149R131-27651
Cherokee1973 2A8-2195109
Cherokee1972 2A5-4-1119158
Cherokee1971 2A7-318883
Cherokee1970 3A8-32771320-1727
Cherokee1969 3A5-5113171
Cherokee1968 3A6-3168110
Cherokee1967 3A8-225282
Cherokee1966 3A8-223679
Cherokee1965 3A7-2-118654
Cherokee1964 3A7-2-118664
Cherokee1963 3A4-6101106
Cherokee1962 9-122971
Cherokee1961 9-122450
Cherokee1960 8-121133
Cherokee1959 5-4133104
Cherokee1958 3-666156
Cherokee1957 7-2-124386
Cherokee1956 8-225171
Cherokee1955 9-129864
 20 Years135-58-4383619320-17271-27651
Vincent1954 1-960170
 1 Year1-9601700-0000-000
Hazlewood1953 9-128757
Hazlewood1952 6-4148109
Hazlewood1951 3-7102200
Hazlewood1950 0-1024303
 4 Years18-225616690-0000-000
 25 Years154-89-4445727710-17271-27651

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Parrish scored a record 77 points in a playoff game against Cedar Bluff in 2001. The Tornados were shutout the following week 19-0 by Courtland.