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Grady Elmore

Grady Smith Elmore was born in Pickens County, Alabama where he attended Pickens County High School. After graduation Elmore went on to receive his B.S. degree from Jacksonville State University. He later received his Masters degree from Troy State University.

Elmore began his 33 year coaching career at Madison County High School in Gurley, Alabama. He coached football and basketball teams that finished undefeated seasons during his tenure.

Elmore was also the head football coach at Pickens County before taking a position with Lawrence County High School in 1945 as the head football coach. His six teams produced a 49-6-2 record during his stay at the school. The 1947 Red Devils finished the season 10-0 while the 1950 squad went 9-0-1.

In 1951 he moved to Cullman for three seasons. The 1956 football season found him as the head coach in Andalusia for four years, once again fielding a 10-0 team in 1958. That team was vote State Champions by the Birmingham News.

Elmore spent one season at Dale County High School before returning to Lawrence County in 1964 where he remained until his retirement following the 1970 season. Overall his teams had a 136-85-10 record during his tenure as a head football coach.

Coach Elmore, age 83, of Reform, passed away May 16, 1996 at his residence.

Known Record:  136-85-10   61.5%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Lawrence County
Lawrence County1970 3A2-870322
Lawrence County1969 3A8-1-1237100
Lawrence County1968 3A4-5-1167121
Lawrence County1967 3A5-5140149
Lawrence County1966 3A4-5-1134161
Lawrence County1965 3A6-3-122393
Lawrence County1964 3A5-585137
 7 Years34-32-4105610830-0000-000
Dale County
Dale County1962 3-5-1183142
 1 Year3-5-11831420-0000-000
Andalusia1959 6-3-114391
Andalusia1958 2A10-028249
Andalusia1957 5-5170159
Andalusia1956 2-8134249
 4 Years23-16-17295480-0000-000
Cullman1953 6-4142139
Cullman1952 6-4237140
Cullman1951 2-6-294134
 3 Years14-14-24734130-0000-000
Lawrence County
Lawrence County1950 9-0-124965
Lawrence County1949 7-320373
Lawrence County1948 8-1-132185
Lawrence County1947 10-029544
Lawrence County1946 7-123219
Lawrence County1945 8-114531
 6 Years49-6-214453170-0000-000
Pickens County
Pickens County1944 2-650134
Pickens County1943 5-4112106
 2 Years7-101622400-0000-000
Madison County
Madison County1940 6-212744
 1 Year6-2127440-0000-000
 24 Years136-85-10417527870-0000-000

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