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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Jack Akins

Jack Akins graduated from Escambia County High School in Atmore, Alabama and the University of Southern Miss.

He became the head football coach at J.U. Blacksher High School in north Baldwin County in 1957. His three teams finished with a 19-7-3 record. In 1962 he moved to W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton as the head football coach.

Akins Blue Eagle teams went 31-16-2 in five seasons with him at the helm. Following many years of service in the public school system, he landed at Escambia Academy in the AISA for the 1977 season for a three year stint as head football coach. Akins returned to Escambia Academy in 1990 for another run as a head football coach for four years.

He later was the head football coach at South Montgomery Academy (1995), Sparta Academy (1998-99) and Greenville Academy (2002) before retiring as a head football coach. His overall football record is 118-87-7 in 21 years as a head coach in Alabama.

Known Record:  119-87-7   57.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Greenville Academy
Greenville Academy2002 AISA-A2-8144272R12-5121188
 1 Year2-81442720-0002-5121188
Sparta Academy
Sparta Academy1999 AISA-A2-8158290West0-572154
Sparta Academy1998 AISA-A3-7158257West1-486158
 2 Years5-153165470-0001-9158312
South Montgomery Academy
South Montgomery Academy1997 AISA-A9-32551461-12954Central#3-15639
South Montgomery Academy1996 AISA-A7-3314880-1015Central#4-017620
South Montgomery Academy1995 AISA-AAA4-5166216East2-474164
 3 Years20-117354501-229699-5306223
Escambia Academy
Escambia Academy1993 AISA-AA4-613291West
Escambia Academy1992 AISA-AA8-32741590-11235West
Escambia Academy1991 AISA-A7-3255116
Escambia Academy1990 AISA-A5-5162180
Escambia Academy1979 AISA-AAA2-7-1106294
Escambia Academy1978 AISA-AAA9-22781210-1828
Escambia Academy1977 AISA-AA6-4-1182138
 7 Years41-30-2138910990-220630-000
W.S. Neal
W.S. Neal1966 3A3-7117222
W.S. Neal1965 3A9-1269110
W.S. Neal1964 3A9-133746
W.S. Neal1963 3A5-4-1155134
W.S. Neal1962 6-3-125574
 5 Years32-16-211335860-0000-000
J.U. Blacksher
J.U. Blacksher1959 6-2-217671
J.U. Blacksher1958 7-2-1252100
J.U. Blacksher1957 6-318078
 3 Years19-7-36082490-0000-000
 21 Years119-87-7432532031-44913212-19585723

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.