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J.B. McClendon

J.B. McClendon was a graduate of Jackson County High School (Scottsboro) and Birmingham Southern College. He played football and basketball for four years in high school as well as baseball for two seasons. Following graduation he embarked upon a coaching career that spanned the next 35 years. McClendon spent 22 of those years as a coach at nine different schools.

His 1942 Huntsville team finished the season 8-0-1. The 1949 Hamilton team went 9-1 in his final year at the school.

During his coaching career his football teams compiled a 108-72 record at seven different schools. He is best known for his very successful high school basketball coaching career. His 1958 Fayette County team won a state championship.

Coach McClendon was inducted into the Birmingham Southern Hall of Fame in 1990.

McClendon coached in both the basketball and football all-star games in Tuscaloosa. He was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 1993.

Known Record:  108-72-0   60.0%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Fayette County
Fayette County1957 2-8128248
Fayette County1956 3-7143217
Fayette County1955 7-321286
Fayette County1954 5-4227119
Fayette County1953 6-3-113898
Fayette County1952 2-6-2137205
Fayette County1951 4-6151173
Fayette County1950 7-313178
 8 Years36-40-3126712240-0000-000
Hamilton1949 9-122219
Hamilton1948 7-319391
 2 Years16-44151100-0000-000
Jackson County1947 6-3-1111116
Jackson County1946 6-315184
 2 Years12-6-12622000-0000-000
Red Bay
Red Bay1945 4-511670
 1 Year4-5116700-0000-000
Huntsville1942 8-0-124826
 1 Year8-0-1248260-0000-000
Winfield1941 4-4-16447
 1 Year4-4-164470-0000-000
Hackleburg1940 4-4-111055
Hackleburg1939 2-4-33170
 2 Years6-8-41411250-0000-000
Woodland1938 2-720219
 1 Year2-7202190-0000-000
 18 Years88-74-10253320210-0000-000

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Etowah defeated Oxford 69-63 in 1991 to set a state record for most points scored by both teams in a playoff game.