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Don Cox

Don Cox was a standout football player at Hamilton high school. He was named team captain his senior season with the Aggies. He would graduate from the University of Alabama before embarking upon his coaching career. Coxs first head coaching opportunity came at Brilliant in 1972.

Cox stayed there for three seasons before taking over at Dora for another five years. In 1980 he accepted the head coaching position at Russellville.

His Russellville teams reached the finals twice in 1987 and 1992 only to come up short both times. In 1987 they lost a heart-breaker to Greenville 20-21 and in 1992 fell to Blount 29-15.

In 23 season his career coaching record stands at 180-73-4 at three different schools. His teams won 10 area and region championships with a 57-22 record.

His playoff record in 12 appearances is 20-12. Three of his teams finished the regular season undefeated. Between 1985 and 1988 Russellville had a regular-season winning streak of 32 games.

Cox also served as assistant principal, principal and administrative assistant for the Russellville City Board of Education. Cox served on the AHSAA District 7 Board and Central Board, including a term as president.

Coach Cox is a member of the Marion County Athletic Hall of Fame and coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in 1992. He was named Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers in 1992. In 2008 he was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame.

Known Record:  180-73-4   71.1%

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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 
Russellville1994 5A12-24351443-111355R15#2-0717
Russellville1993 5A7-32451421-15226R15#2-05827
Russellville1992 5A13-14181134-115247R15#2-0417
Russellville1991 5A4-6189205R151-26358
Russellville1990 5A7-52492271-14536R15#2-15961
Russellville1989 5A9-33231572-16938R15#3-09944
Russellville1988 5A10-23071372-16932R152-19633
Russellville1987 5A14-1398874-111643R13#3-06513
Russellville1986 5A11-12391101-179R13#3-08626
Russellville1985 5A7-3145131R162-24248
Russellville1984 5A8-42761781-14852R163-18451
Russellville1983 3A9-233845R168-231138
Russellville1982 3A4-6171177R164-6171177
Russellville1981 3A9-32811151-16641R15#4-011912
Russellville1980 3A6-4152102R152-26852
 15 Years130-464166207020-1073737943-171433654
Dora1979 3A8-216253R94-29038
Dora1978 3A9-22111100-11521R9#5-010256
Dora1977 3A7-317280R92-26164
Dora1976 3A6-3-117199R93-16547
Dora1975 3A3-6144186
 5 Years33-16-18605280-1152114-5318205
Brilliant1974 1A9-23161150-1021R14#
Brilliant1973 1A5-5151200
Brilliant1972 1A3-4-3116138
 3 Years17-11-35834530-10210-000
 23 Years180-73-45609305120-1275242157-221751859

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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.