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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

John Simpkins

John Simpkins graduated from Jackson High School in southwest Alabama. He received his degree from Auburn University.

Simpkins coached football, baseball and basketball for 35 years during his tenure as a teacher and coach. He spent 31 seasons at his alma mater, Jackson, where his football teams compiled a 121-104-18 record over his 26 seasons as a head football coach.

His 31 year baseball record was 310-124 while his basketball teams posted a 120-90 mark in 18 seasons. Simpkins was vice-president of the state coaches association and coached in the Alabama All-Star football game in Tuscaloosa. He also coached four years at Leroy.

Simpkins was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 1994.

Known Record:  151-114-19   57.0%

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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 
Jackson1961 2-873170
Jackson1960 6-3-118584
Jackson1959 2-7-1119151
Jackson1958 5-4-119584
Jackson1957 3-6-196150
Jackson1956 1-8-163254
Jackson1955 1-958209
Jackson1954 5-5151152
Jackson1953 7-2-113263
Jackson1952 6-2-2162107
Jackson1951 4-5-170126
Jackson1950 6-4220103
Jackson1949 7-3158109
Jackson1948 4-5-1134106
Jackson1947 6-49092
Jackson1946 7-218830
Jackson1945 3-3-211089
Jackson1944 7-1-121814
Jackson1943 6-27734
Jackson1942 4-311585
Jackson1941 7-0-232139
Jackson1940 4-413164
Jackson1939 7-2176137
Jackson1938 2-5-17781
Jackson1937 5-2-213051
Jackson1936 4-5127165
 26 Years121-104-18357627490-0000-000
Leroy1935 4-210779
Leroy1934 6-212871
Leroy1933 8-126835
Leroy1932 5-2-18711
Leroy1931 7-38044
 5 Years30-10-16702400-0000-000
 31 Years151-114-19424629890-0000-000

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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.