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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Dick Chastain

Dick Chastain became the head football coach at Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama in 1974. His two teams finished with a combined 6-14 record. In 1976 he moved over to Ariton High School for the next eight seasons.

After his first two teams went 4-16 he turned the Ariton program around. Chastains last five teams finished 56-13 with five area titles and five playoff appearances. His last three teams went 29-1 in the regular season.

Following the 1983 season he accepted the head coaching job at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton. Chastain would remain with the Blue Eagles for four years and produce a 15-27 record.

In 1988 he took over the football program at Samson for the next six seasons. Coach Chastains overall football record is 111-102 in 20 years as a head coach. His teams won seven area championships and qualified for the playoffs a total of ten times.

Known Record:  112-101-0   52.6%

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 Season Total   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Samson1993 2A7-42081610-1634R32-13439
Samson1992 2A2-898202R31-23457
Samson1991 2A9-22801700-1720R33-110082
Samson1990 2A5-5179132R31-32839
Samson1989 2A4-688152R30-3693
Samson1988 2A3-7127192R30-35788
 6 Years30-3298010090-213547-13259398
W.S. Neal
W.S. Neal1987 3A5-61451340-179R3#1-12443
W.S. Neal1986 3A4-61321650-11720R3#2-04121
W.S. Neal1985 3A3-761171R10-31234
W.S. Neal1984 3A3-8952450-11925R12-14323
 4 Years15-274337150-343545-5120121
Ariton1983 1A12-1265842-13032R5#2-0470
Ariton1982 1A10-21981321-12638R5#2-04910
Ariton1981 1A12-1261432-13334R5#4-0956
Ariton1980 1A9-22521350-11314R5#4-09529
Ariton1979 1A6-322291R53-110633
Ariton1978 1A8-32061550-12236R5#5-09442
Ariton1977 1A2-853235R5
Ariton1976 1A2-850209R51-43296
 8 Years61-28150710845-512415421-5518216
Carroll1975 4A1-946254R30-633179
Carroll1974 4A5-597164R3
 2 Years6-141434180-0000-633179
 20 Years112-101306332265-1018026233-29930914

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1925 Langdale tied a record by defeating Milltown 125-0. Hamilton had set the record by thrashing Fayette 125-0 in 1915.