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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith graduated from Crossville High School. Smith accepted his first head coaching position at Gaston High School in 1977. He led the Bulldogs for the next nine years. Smiths 1984 team finished the regular season undefeated before falling in the second round of the playoffs.

Following the 1985 season, he stepped down at Gaston to accept the head football job at Sardis High School. Smiths 1988 Lions completed a perfect 10-0 regular season before once again losing in the second round of the state playoffs.

After three year at Sardis, Coach Smith returned to his alma mater, Crossville High School, for the 1989 season. In five seasons at Crossville, his teams went 25-28 with two playoff appearances.

Following the 1993 football season, Smith returned to Sardis for another five year run but the previous success at the school did not return. His last two teams in 1997-98 finished 0-10 as he closed out his head coaching career.

Coach Smiths overall football record is 120-109 in 22 seasons as a head football coach in Alabama. His teams won four area titles and made eight playoff appearances.

Known Record:  120-109-0   52.4%

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 Season Total   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Sardis1998 3A0-10157354R100-479134
Sardis1997 4A0-10102312R130-33891
Sardis1996 4A2-7121187R130-33282
Sardis1995 3A6-52802340-1836R122-18857
Sardis1994 3A3-7180277R121-266101
 5 Years11-3984013640-18363-13303465
Crossville1993 2A5-5162151R141-36062
Crossville1992 2A7-51881821-12739R143-15765
Crossville1991 3A3-81482470-1634R101-12248
Crossville1990 3A8-2235134R100-22159
Crossville1989 3A2-868191R100-31368
 5 Years25-288019051-233735-10173302
Sardis1988 3A11-13041291-13644R10#3-05824
Sardis1987 3A7-4232960-106R93-110634
Sardis1986 3A4-6102169R92-25470
 3 Years22-116383941-236508-3218128
Gaston1985 2A6-4184920-1722R12#2-0417
Gaston1984 2A11-13021111-11434R12#2-05814
Gaston1983 2A8-217499R8B3-26852
Gaston1982 2A5-5143156R8B1-441109
Gaston1981 1A9-133980R125-122846
Gaston1980 1A6-4212112R124-216580
Gaston1979 1A8-32411130-107R12#4-09439
Gaston1978 1A3-795168R122-24560
Gaston1977 1A6-4171203R122-391106
 9 Years62-31186111341-3216325-14831513
 22 Years120-109414037973-89822241-4015251408

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Collinsville completed the 1931 season with a record of 1-4-5. The five ties will forever be a state record since all games are now decided by overtime.