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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Glen Nunley

Glen Murphy Nunley starred in football, baseball and basketball at Butler before graduating in 1955. Nunley, an All-State quarterback at Butler and earned a full scholarship to the University of Georgia.

If it werent for a knee injury that sidelined Nunley in college, the world might never had known his replacement, future NFL Hall of Famer, Fran Tarkenton.

In 1967, Nunley became the head football coach at Madison Academy. He led his teams over the next seven seasons to a combined 53-24-2 record. Following the 1974 season he stepped down as the coach at Madison Academy.

He served as the head football coach at Lee High School in Huntsville from 1979-81 with a 19-10-2 record before retiring from the sidelines.

He was inducted in to the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991and served on the board of that organization for several years. His overall record as a head coach is 72-34-4 in eleven seasons as a head football coach in the Huntsville area.

Glen Nunley, 76, died at his home December 31, 2012. He will be remembered as one of Huntsville greatest multi-sports athletes and most effective motivators during a 31-year coaching career.

Known Record:  70-37-4   65.4%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Lee Huntsville
Lee Huntsville1981 4A8-2-1194870-1816R124-0-111845
Lee Huntsville1980 4A4-5-1163164R121-35358
Lee Huntsville1979 4A6-4202169R123-19353
 3 Years18-11-25594200-18168-4264156
Madison Academy
Madison Academy1974 1A8-2269113R16
Madison Academy1973 1A8-1-1230145
Madison Academy1972 1A5-4114154
Madison Academy1971 1A4-6146166
Madison Academy1970 1A9-22321440-169
Madison Academy1969 1A7-2-1220146
Madison Academy1968 1A8-2221112
Madison Academy1967 1A3-7179234
 8 Years52-26-2161112140-1690-000
 11 Years70-37-4217016340-214258-4-4264156

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