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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Mike McCombs

Mike McCombs is a graduate of Pinson Valley High School and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. McCombs served as the offensive coordinator at Hewitt-Trussville High School before landing his first head coaching job in 1999 at Glencoe Hugh School near Gadsden.

He led Glencoe to an 8-2 season in 1999 before moving on to coach at Gardendale High where he led that school to the playoffs in the two seasons he was there.

McCombs served as a graduate assistant football coach at Troy University. McCombs coached the slot receivers and the quarterbacks in the last four games of the 2002 season under Trojans coach Larry Blakeney.

In 2003, McCombs took over the football program at Geneva High School. H was head football coach for four seasons and compiled a 37-10 record. Geneva finished the 2006 season with an 11-1 record after finishing the regular season unbeaten, including a 43-42 triple-overtime victory over a Pike County team which cruised to the Class 3A title. The Panthers, meanwhile, lost to Winfield 21-20 in the second round of the 3A playoffs.

Coach McCombs accepted the head coaching position at Benjamin Russell High School in 2008 where he served for two seasons before landing at Valley High School for the 2009 football season. He moved to Bibb County to take over for the departing Mike Battles Jr. in 2012.

He resigned following the 2014 at Bibb County with a 19-13 record. Coach McCombs has compiled an 101-56 overall record as a head football coach during his career.

Known Record:  101-56-0   64.3%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Bibb County
Bibb County2014 4A6-53462660-11439R44-2239122
Bibb County2013 4A10-23502361-12629R4#7-0262125
Bibb County2012 4A3-6266239R43-4212146
 3 Years19-139627411-2406814-6713393
Valley2010 5A6-53451780-12128R25-224788
Valley2009 5A7-42251320-1313R25-216073
 2 Years13-95703100-2244110-4407161
Benjamin Russell
Benjamin Russell2008 6A3-7212290R42-4109142
Benjamin Russell2007 5A9-33911561-17759R56-123863
 2 Years12-106034461-177598-5347205
Geneva2006 3A11-14511811-18147R2#7-026482
Geneva2005 4A11-23791342-14865R2#6-119249
Geneva2004 4A10-23111271-12439R26-119047
Geneva2003 4A5-5217167R24-3162101
 4 Years37-1013586094-315315123-5808279
Gardendale2001 5A7-62831882-16641R54-3179107
Gardendale2000 5A5-62883590-11442R54-3223240
 2 Years12-125715472-280838-6402347
Glencoe1999 4A8-2240112R121-25850
 1 Year8-22401120-0001-25850
 14 Years101-56430427658-1037440264-2827351435

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.