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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

O.B. Owens

O.B. Owens served as an assistant football coach for the legendary C.T. Manley at Colbert County High before embarking upon his head coaching career..

Owens accepted the head coaching position at Courtland High School in 1969 where he remained for the next six seasons. He was the first head coach for the new program and his Chiefs produced a 24-33-3 record during his tenure.

Coach Owens stepped down following the 1974 season and returned after one year off to coach the Danville Hawks. Once again he took over a program in its infancy. His first, and the schools first, season as head coach the team finished with a respectable 5-5 record.

He coached football at Danville High School for 15 seasons, until his retirement after the 1990 season. His teams compiled a 76-76-1 record during his time at the school.

After retiring from the sidelines, he served as Falkville High principal and was a board member of the Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Corp. Coach Owens overall football record is 100-109-4 in 21 seasons as a head coach. The Danville stadium is named Smith-Owens Stadium in honor of their beloved coach.

Coach O.B. Owens, a resident of Danville, died from injuries suffered when his Chevrolet pickup and a CSX train collided in Falkville. Owens, 74, passed away June 14, 2013.

Known Record:  100-109-4   47.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Danville1990 3A5-5204151R121-38769
Danville1989 3A4-6159215R121-24784
Danville1988 3A4-6140204R121-23482
Danville1987 3A0-1047287R100-31388
Danville1986 3A4-5114157R101-23442
Danville1985 3A9-33461741-13345R122-18442
Danville1984 3A8-32121470-1014R122-16335
Danville1983 2A9-33051630-1621R14#7-020473
Danville1982 2A8-218767R145-211157
Danville1981 2A5-5171149R14NE3-29974
Danville1980 2A5-4207114R14NE1-34077
Danville1979 2A6-3-1200151R140-11222
Danville1978 2A3-7128247R140-1020
Danville1977 1A1-991260R161-442112
Danville1976 1A5-5165199R163-28582
 15 Years76-76-1267626851-3398028-29955959
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Courtland1974 3A2-8192247
Courtland1973 3A2-7-1106208
Courtland1972 3A8-1-121685
Courtland1971 3A6-4248134
Courtland1970 2A4-6197170
Courtland1969 2A2-7-1122227
 6 Years24-33-3108110710-0000-000
 21 Years100-109-4375737561-3398028-29955959

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