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Hannis Red Prim

Hannis "Red" Prim played football in high school at Jackson where he was outstanding on the field. He parlayed his skills into a playing career in college at Auburn University in 1930-32 where was a three-year letterman at tackle.

His first head coaching job was at Gaylesville in 1934 where he stayed for two seasons. In 1936 he became the head football coach at Clarke County for one season and again in 1941 for one year.

Following World War II he got the job in Hartford High School in Geneva County. Prims stint as the head coach there lasted for three years before he was back in Grove Hill at Clarke County High School.

Prim would remain at Clarke County for the next 16 seasons as the head football coach. In all, Prim spent 25 of his 33 years in education at Clarke County where he served as coach, teacher and principal. His 18 year football record at Clarke County was 79-71-24. He also coached basketball and baseball and compiled winning records in both.

The stadium in Grove Hill bears his name in honor of his service to the town. Prim was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame.

Known Record:  148-75-12   66.4%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Clarke County
Clarke County1964 2A3-4-28599
Clarke County1963 2A3-3-411599
Clarke County1962 3-6-193160
Clarke County1961 4-6174165
Clarke County1960 6-4177112
Clarke County1959 3-6-1149138
Clarke County1958 9-0-126556
Clarke County1957 6-315570
Clarke County1956 9-127052
Clarke County1955 1-6-34798
Clarke County1954 2-5-398113
Clarke County1953 5-3-214579
Clarke County1952 8-1-117888
Clarke County1951 4-4-274158
Clarke County1950 5-3-2115182
Clarke County1949 1-921234
 16 Years72-64-22216119030-0000-000
Geneva1948 1-7-182162
Geneva1947 2-630167
Geneva1946 6-2-110089
 3 Years9-15-22124180-0000-000
Clarke County
Clarke County1941 4-3-112573
Clarke County1936 3-4-16598
 2 Years7-7-21901710-0000-000
Gaylesville1935 4-311542
Gaylesville1934 5-27635
 2 Years9-5191770-0000-000
 23 Years97-91-26275425690-0000-000

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