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Johnny Ingram

Johnny Ingram grew up in Anniston and attended Walter Wellborn High School where he was an All-State football player. He played in the Alabama North-South All-Star Football Game in 1964 and earned a scholarship to play for Vince Dooley at the University of Georgia.

After graduating from Georgia, he took a position on staff at Johnson City High School in Wrightsville, Ga. At the age of only 22, Ingram became the head football coach at Johnson City. His first season, they went 2-8. It got better the second year when the team finished 5-5.

In 1971, Ingram returned to Alabama and took a position as assistant coach at Anniston High School. The next year he landed a job as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Walter Wellborn.

When Ed Dupree retired in 1973, and Ingram jumped at the opportunity to become the head football coach at Wellborn. His 1977 squad played for the state championship but lost 7-0 to Andalusia High School. Ingram stayed one more year before moving to Anniston High School as the head football coach.

Ingram would retire from the sidelines following the 1985 season. That fall he was took a job as assistant principal at Arab High School. He served as assistant principal for three years before being named principal in 1988, where he would serve for seven years. In 1995, Ingram was offered the position as principal at Albertville High School.

Coach Ingram retired from Albertville in 2002 after 33 years in education. He moved back to Arab, and he went to work in real estate. He was offered the site coordinators position for Snead State Community College in Arab. Ingram retired as director of the Arab campus of Snead State Community College.

His overall coaching record in Alabama is 79-50-5 in thirteen seasons as a head football coach.

Alabama Record:  79-50-5   61.2%
Other States Record:  7-13-0   35.0%
Overall High School Record:  86-63-5   57.7%

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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 
Anniston1985 6A1-869181R90-31269
Anniston1984 6A1-883190R90-32338
Anniston1983 4A7-3162143R101-13525
Anniston1982 4A9-3166992-12845R10#2-03615
Anniston1981 4A10-1-1322861-12726R10#5-017232
Anniston1980 4A4-4-1130124R104-110369
Anniston1979 4A5-416199R104-212875
 7 Years37-31-210939223-2557116-10509323
Walter Wellborn
Walter Wellborn1978 3A6-4172108R114-111130
Walter Wellborn1977 3A13-15081003-18247R11#6-026228
Walter Wellborn1976 3A9-32811521-13430R11#5-113953
Walter Wellborn1975 3A6-420298R11
Walter Wellborn1974 3A4-5133118R11
Walter Wellborn1973 3A4-2-35360
 6 Years42-19-313496364-21167715-2512111
 13 Years79-50-5244215587-417114831-121021434

Other States
 Season   W/L/T   Playoffs    
Johnson County, Georgia
2 Years7-13-00-0 
Totals Alabama and Other States
15 Years86-63-50-0 

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