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Jerry Partridge


Jerry Partridge was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1939. He was very young when his father passed away at the age of only 27.

Partridge moved to Leeds while in the third grade to live with his grandmother until he was in the 10th grade. Attending Leeds High School, he played football, baseball and basketball in junior high school.

He became a starter at running back on offense and defensive back on defense during his junior season. His football coach at Leeds was Charlie Langner, who later coached at Pell City High School. Partridge graduated from Leeds in 1957.

Partridge worked for two years at Bakers Dairy before deciding to go to Howard College. He walked on and started playing football at Howard College in 1959. By the next year he had earned a scholarship.

His coach at Howard was none other than Bobby Bowden of Florida State fame. Partridge graduated in 1964 with a B.S. degree in physical education and a minor in social studies.


In the fall of 1964, Partridges first coaching and teaching job was at West End High School in Birmingham where he was an assistant football coach for three years. He then moved on to Jones Valley High School where he once again was an assistant football coach for about 18 months.

Partridge landed his first head coaching job in 1969 at Phillips High School in Birmingham where he stayed for two and a half years. When the new Midfield High School was built, he became the first head football coach and stayed there for a year and a half.

Midfield High School fielded the first football team at the new school in 1971 and they called upon Jerry Partridge to be their first head coach. In two seasons at the upstart program, Partridge Patriots finished 3-11-4.

In 1973, Partridge resigned as the head coach at Midfield to accept a position as an assistant football coach at Huffman High School. He became the head coach just five years later and stayed with the program for 21 years until he retired from public schools in 1994 with 30 years in public education.

Partridge enjoyed much success as the head coach at Huffman. He led the Vikings to the state playoffs six straight years and in 1985, the Vikings played in the Class 6A State Championship game.

Moving over to the AISA after retiring from public education, Partridge became the head football coach at Coosa Valley Academy, and remained there for six years.

His overall coaching record is 121-138-6 in 25 seasons as a head football coach.


Known Record:  121-138-6   46.7%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Coosa Valley Academy
Coosa Valley Academy1999 AISA-A3-6200260Central2-3133100
Coosa Valley Academy1998 AISA-A2-7152240Central1-497158
Coosa Valley Academy1997 AISA-A3-7132260West1-34686
Coosa Valley Academy1996 AISA-A2-787307West1-348116
Coosa Valley Academy1995 AISA-A7-41812200-1636East4-2105137
Coosa Valley Academy1994 AISA-A9-1223119EastNE5-113392
 6 Years26-3297514060-163614-16562689
    
Huffman
Huffman1993 6A8-42311401-12630R132-16419
Huffman1992 6A5-71542031-1246R132-16563
Huffman1991 6A5-5135182R131-22067
Huffman1990 6A3-7114185R130-31459
Huffman1989 6A2-8117216R100-32857
Huffman1988 6A6-51661950-1023R101-24869
Huffman1987 6A7-61901982-15471R10#3-07932
Huffman1986 6A7-62021972-14937R10#3-06642
Huffman1985 6A11-42991674-113867R10#3-17335
Huffman1984 6A7-42201330-11017R103-17537
Huffman1983 4A9-42862401-14061R94-111654
Huffman1982 4A3-6107159R92-34277
Huffman1981 4A5-5177181R93-211566
Huffman1980 4A5-5152120R93-29156
Huffman1979 4A6-4129107R93-27364
 15 Years89-802679262311-834131233-24969797
    
Midfield
Midfield1972 3A1-6-3101198
Midfield1971 3A2-5-188146
 2 Years3-11-41893440-0000-000
    
Phillips Birmingham
Phillips Birmingham1970 4A2-7-184205
Phillips Birmingham1969 4A1-8-1101207
 2 Years3-15-21854120-0000-000
    
TOTALS
 25 Years121-138-64028478511-934734847-4015311486

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