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Roy Knapp

Roy Knapp was born in 1914 in Mobile, Alabama. He played football and baseball at Gaylesville during his high school days and was named to the All-State team for his efforts on the football field.

Knapp graduated from Gaylesville High School, East Mississippi Junior College, Livingston State College and earned a Masters degree from Mississippi State University.

His coaching career was interrupted after only one season at Midland City in 1941 for World War II when he served his county in the U.S. Navy.

Following the war he returned to Midland City to resume his head coaching position. During a coaching career that spanned five decades, Knapp coached at 10 high schools across the state of Alabama.

Knapp coached and taught at Midland City (Dale County), Washington County, Choctaw County, Gaylesville, Ranburne, Randolph County, Macon Academy, Sand Rock, Spring Garden and Coosa Christian. He also coached in Mississippi and Tennessee, at a junior college and a U.S. Naval base.

His overall record stands at 147-118-13 with a few seasons remaining incomplete. During the summers he played minor league baseball for 13 teams.

He served as a head coach for the North/South All-Star game in Tuscaloosa 1951. Coach Knapp was inducted into the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Coach Knapp was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in 2012.

Roy Knapp passed away in January, 1992.

Known Record:  146-120-12   54.9%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Coosa Christian
Coosa Christian1980 ACAC6-62631971-12020
Coosa Christian1979 ACAC8-4320185
Coosa Christian1978 ACAC5-4-1192180
 3 Years19-14-17755621-120200-000
Spring Garden
Spring Garden1977 1A3-7107257R10NE0-316109
 1 Year3-71072570-0000-316109
Sand Rock
Sand Rock1975 1A5-5156204
Sand Rock1974 1A1-968188
Sand Rock1973 1A6-4157145
Sand Rock1972 1A5-4-1180182
Sand Rock1971 1A5-5188136
Sand Rock1970 1A7-2-1323112
Sand Rock1969 1A5-4-1172104
 7 Years34-33-3124410710-0000-000
Macon Academy
Macon Academy1968 1A6-4221139
Macon Academy1967 1A5-5222156
 2 Years11-94432950-0000-000
Randolph County
Randolph County1966 2A3-7108181
Randolph County1965 2A4-5-1222137
Randolph County1964 2A2-7-198189
 3 Years9-19-24285070-0000-000
Gaylesville1960 2-759148
Gaylesville1959 3-6157256
Gaylesville1958 5-0-114925
Gaylesville1957 5-2-115959
Gaylesville1956 0-624126
 5 Years15-21-25486140-0000-000
Choctaw County
Choctaw County1952 8-2200105
Choctaw County1951 8-1-115661
 2 Years16-3-13561660-0000-000
Washington County
Washington County1950 8-216344
Washington County1949 6-3-113465
Washington County1948 7-1-213518
 3 Years21-6-34321270-0000-000
Dale County
Midland City1947 5-412985
Midland City1946 7-214250
Midland City1941 6-312062
 3 Years18-93911970-0000-000
 29 Years146-121-12472437961-120200-316109

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