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Paul Woolley

Paul Woolley was a graduate of Montevallo High School and Howard College, now Samford. Woolley served as an assistant coach at Tuscaloosa County for two seasons before embarking upon his head coaching career.

Woolleys first job as a head football coach came in 1966 at Thompson High School. He remained at the school for two seasons with a 7-13 record. His next stop was at Hokes Bluff in 1968-69 where his teams went an unimpressive 1-19.

Woolley landed at Montevallo High School for one year in 1972 and claimed a 3-6-1 slate. Things began to turn around for Coach Woolley in 1974 when he took over the football program at Handley.

His 1977 team finished the season with a 12-2 record and reached the State Championship game before falling short of a title. Four of his six teams won an area title and made the playoffs.

In 1980, Woolley accepted the head football job at Brantley. Over the next eight years his Bulldogs went 60-31-1. His 1983 team reached the state finals and the 1985 squad completed the regular season undefeated before falling in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bulldogs won four area titles and qualified for the playoffs five times during his tenure at the school.

Coach Woolley spent one season at Monroe County High School before moving on to Opp in 1989. His six Bobcat teams combined for a 40-23 record with four more playoff spots and four area titles.

When the football season opened in 1995, Coach Woolley was found at Fort Dale Academy. His four teams at Fort Dale went 27-17 and made the playoffs three times. He stepped down following the 1998 season with the Bobcats.

The Andalusia Bulldogs had finished the 1998 season with a 2-8 record and looked to Coach Woolley for direction in a once storied program that had a great run some years prior under Don Sharpe.

The Bulldogs had not reached the playoffs since 1986 when Woolley arrived for the 1999 season. In four seasons Coach Woolley did take the Bulldogs back to the playoffs with a couple of appearances but not exactly to the by-gone glory days. His four teams went 19-23.

His over football record is 199-168-2 in 34 seasons as a head football coach in Alabama. His teams went 15-18 in playoff games and won nine area and region titles.

Woolley served two terms as the President of the AHSAA Coaches Association. He was the coach of South team in the North-South All-Star game in Tuscaloosa and was named Coach of the Year a total of thirteen times.

He was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 1998.

Known Record:  199-168-2   54.2%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Andalusia2002 4A5-5236205R13-4158126
Andalusia2001 4A5-62122480-1731R13-3131150
Andalusia2000 4A3-7171205R12-481110
Andalusia1999 5A6-52351800-11428R41-16564
 4 Years19-238548380-221599-12435450
Fort Dale Academy
Fort Dale Academy1998 AISA-AAA4-6163276West2-28099
Fort Dale Academy1997 AISA-AA8-32151690-1629Central3-18758
Fort Dale Academy1996 AISA-AA6-51631620-1034Central3-18545
Fort Dale Academy1995 AISA-AA9-32831781-12444West5-116993
 4 Years27-178247851-33010713-5421295
Opp1994 5A6-42321650-1721R43-111163
Opp1993 4A6-3118114R31-24652
Opp1992 4A4-5189193R31-24960
Opp1991 5A10-22891361-12248R4#3-08541
Opp1990 5A7-52081641-14240R42-15625
Opp1989 5A7-42211580-1627R32-15347
 6 Years40-2312579302-47713612-7400288
Monroe County
Monroe County1988 5A6-416481R22-26547
 1 Year6-4164810-0002-26547
Brantley1987 1A1-862192R40-21238
Brantley1986 1A5-6133991-13919R41-14126
Brantley1985 1A10-2291891-14022R4#3-08033
Brantley1984 1A10-3291942-15531R4#3-08827
Brantley1983 1A13-2341883-17017R3#5-011213
Brantley1982 1A10-1-13461081-15429R3#5-013919
Brantley1981 1A7-316487R33-25446
Brantley1980 1A3-799136R31-45178
 8 Years59-32-117278938-525811821-9577280
Handley1979 2A4-6107123R63-36659
Handley1978 2A5-62381650-1742R6#5-118532
Handley1977 2A12-24301503-110468R6#7-023645
Handley1976 2A9-23241280-11430R6#6-021355
Handley1975 2A7-52782081-14040R6#5-116094
Handley1974 2A0-1029301R6
Handley1973 2A0-1070332
 7 Years37-41147614074-416518026-5860285
Montevallo1972 2A3-6-1105159
 1 Year3-6-11051590-0000-000
Hokes Bluff
Hokes Bluff1969 2A0-1083343
Hokes Bluff1968 2A1-957303
 2 Years1-191406460-0000-000
Thompson1967 3A5-5143132
Thompson1966 3A2-892259
 2 Years7-132353910-0000-000
 35 Years199-178-26782613015-1855160083-4027581645

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