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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Joe Nettles


Joe Nettles graduated from Pine Hill High School and Livingston. He was a letterman on the 1971 Livingston football team and received his degree from Livingston in 1972.

Nettles landed his first head coaching job that very same fall when he accepted the position at Catherine Academy. He stayed at Catherine for two seasons before embarking upon his next adventure in the coaching world.

In 1975, Coach Nettles took over the football program at Patrician Academy where his teams won two AISA State Championship (1976, 1980) in the seven years he led the program. Over the next twenty years, Coach Nettles was the head football coach at Morgan Academy (1982-84), Marengo Academy (1985-88), Boaz (1989-91), Cordova (1992) Chilton County (1993-96) Patrician Academy (1997-2000) and Winfield (2001).

In 2002 Joe Nettles resurrected the proud football program at Alma Bryant High, taking a 1-9 team and leading it back to the playoffs with a 7-4 record. He stayed at the school for one more season before moving on to Monroe Academy in 2004.

Nettles led Lamar County to a 1-9 record in his only year at the school in 2006. In 2007, Washington County High School came calling and Coach Nettle accepted the position as head football coach for three years. It became the eleventh prep stop for the veteran football coach. He replaced David Wofford, who left Washington County to become the head coach at Baldwin County High School.

He landed in Billingsley for the 2010 football season and at Winfield in 2011 before finally hanging up his cleats for good.

Coach Nettles had led a nomadic life as a high school football coach in Alabama, working at fourteen schools in his 42 year career. Nettles had a career record of 252-200-4 with 19 playoff appearances and two state titles.


Known Record:  252-200-4   55.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Sumter Academy
Sumter Academy2016 AISA-A1-9156428R21-597252
 1 Year1-91564280-0001-597252
    
Hale County
Hale County2015 3A5-5240288R42-4113190
 1 Year5-52402880-0002-4113190
    
Wilcox Academy
Wilcox Academy2014 AISA-AA8-34022401-16155R13-114195
 1 Year8-34022401-161553-114195
    
Winfield
Winfield2011 3A5-5225240R53-4184197
 1 Year5-52252400-0003-4184197
    
Billingsley
Billingsley2010 2A3-7191297R43-4155181
 1 Year3-71912970-0003-4155181
    
Washington County
Washington County2009 2A10-33682222-110443R16-1180109
Washington County2008 2A6-63023351-14235R14-3207201
Washington County2007 3A7-43332490-11240R15-2227140
 3 Years23-1310038063-315811815-6614450
    
Lamar County
Lamar County2006 3A1-9158338R41-6102244
 1 Year1-91583380-0001-6102244
    
Monroe Academy
Monroe Academy2005 AISA-AAA2-8182331West1-591203
Monroe Academy2004 AISA-AAA4-6181207West2-48994
 2 Years6-143635380-0003-9180297
    
Alma Bryant
Alma Bryant2003 6A7-42571460-11417R14-218178
Alma Bryant2002 6A3-7154204R12-497124
 2 Years10-114113500-114176-6278202
    
Winfield
Winfield2001 4A11-22361282-14240R86-112876
 1 Year11-22361282-142406-112876
    
Patrician Academy
Patrician Academy2000 AISA-AA3-7190248West-21-27382
Patrician Academy1999 AISA-AA3-72142740-11028West2-19476
Patrician Academy1998 AISA-AA9-33361471-15831West#4-013936
Patrician Academy1997 AISA-AA8-32552100-1721West#4-08644
 4 Years23-209958791-3758011-3392238
    
Chilton County
Chilton County1996 5A11-13651591-14033R8#3-011433
Chilton County1995 5A5-5170148R61-28382
Chilton County1994 5A8-2191132R61-23574
Chilton County1993 5A6-52091800-12841R62-15443
 4 Years30-139356191-268747-5286232
    
Cordova
Cordova1992 2A5-62022391-11852R101-15249
 1 Year5-62022391-118521-15249
    
Boaz
Boaz1991 5A3-7135258R130-454138
Boaz1990 5A4-6203270R130-445156
Boaz1989 5A2-873251R130-31462
 3 Years9-214117790-0000-11113356
    
Marengo Academy
Marengo Academy1988 AISA-AAA7-42561240-11620West5-117949
Marengo Academy1987 AISA-AAA10-23841751-14957
Marengo Academy1986 AISA-AAA6-51901870-1027
Marengo Academy1985 AISA-AAA7-42081730-1635West
 4 Years30-1510386591-4711395-117949
    
Morgan Academy
Morgan Academy1984 AISA-AAA6-4228111East
Morgan Academy1983 AISA-AAA5-5121156
Morgan Academy1982 AISA-AAA3-6-195197
 3 Years14-15-14444640-0000-000
    
Patrician Academy
Patrician Academy1981 AISA-A9-32091270-11625
Patrician Academy1980 AISA-A12-13661662-05228
Patrician Academy1979 AISA-AA7-3-1243126
Patrician Academy1978 AISA-AA9-33341071-02618
Patrician Academy1977 AISA-A7-415481
Patrician Academy1976 AISA-A10-3239593-0700
Patrician Academy1975 AISA7-4149103
 7 Years61-21-116947696-1164710-000
    
Catherine Academy
Catherine Academy1973 AISA3-5-2160159
Catherine Academy1972 AISA5-5112132
 2 Years8-10-22722910-0000-000
    
TOTALS
 42 Years253-199-49376835216-1767164667-6730143108

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