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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Larry Strain

Larry Strain, with his brother Dave, transferred to Randolph County during high school to play football. Larry played football, basketball and baseball at Randolph County. He earned his degree from the University of Alabama.

He spent eight years as an assistant at Handley 1987-1994 and a few years away from the game.

Strain accepted his first job as a head football coach at Woodland in 1999. His Bobcats went 100-78 over the next fifteen seasons. Strains teams reached the playoffs ten consecutive seasons during his time with the program. He also led the Bobcats to runner-up finishes at the Super Six in 2004 and 2006. He is the winningest coach in school history.

Strain also coached the girls basketball team at Woodland from 2000-2014. His 2013 and 2014 squads won the Class 2A State Championship and finished as the runner up in 2011.

He took over the football program for one year at White Plains in 2014 with a record of 2-8. Following the 2014 season, Coach Strain moved to Handley to replace Mike Battles Sr. as head football coach.

He was named Class 2A Coach of the Year in 2004 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was an assistant on the coaching staff for the 2005 football North-South All-Star game and the 2013 basketball All-Star game.

Known Record:  148-111-0   57.1%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Handley2020 4A11-13281334-014367R4#6-016548
Handley2019 4A7-54002451-15623R45-1239105
Handley2018 4A5-62512410-1714R44-2162128
Handley2017 4A2-8147252R32-5140156
Handley2016 4A13-25112715-015446R3#6-1236123
Handley2015 4A8-33432220-1820R34-2203147
 6 Years46-251980136410-336817027-111145707
White Plains
White Plains2014 4A2-8195360R61-6139286
 1 Year2-81953600-0001-6139286
Woodland2013 2A6-53542870-12941R64-3245141
Woodland2012 2A10-34332992-16466R6#6-1285150
Woodland2011 2A8-53943932-16882R55-2232210
Woodland2010 2A9-33832101-14141R55-2240115
Woodland2009 2A6-51971860-1026R55-215089
Woodland2008 2A6-62242531-13441R55-2151123
Woodland2007 2A8-42722111-12747R6#6-120485
Woodland2006 2A12-33681574-112249R66-118275
Woodland2005 2A6-62102061-13834R54-3122119
Woodland2004 2A11-44152414-113078R55-2192118
Woodland2003 2A2-8154310R52-5104177
Woodland2002 2A5-62312020-11314R54-311994
Woodland2001 1A5-62382250-1613R52-3120131
Woodland2000 1A1-958320R51-546240
Woodland1999 2A5-5230255R90-37125
 15 Years100-784161375516-1257253260-3823991992
 22 Years148-1116336547926-1594070288-5536832985

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