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Sam Dour

Sam Dour attended McKenzie high school where he played fullback on the football team. He graduated from Troy State and landed a teaching job Austin school in Georgiana. He became the head football coach at McKenzie in 1969.

After three seasons he moved to Albany, GA where he was a teacher. A few years later he worked at a local grocery store when he decided it was time to get back into coaching. He started coaching the junior high team at McKenzie and assisting on the varsity.

In 1981, he once again accepted the head coaching position at McKenzie. Over the next 15 seasons his teams went 98-68 and qualified for the playoffs a total of ten times. His 1991 team finished with a 14-0 record and won the Class 1A state championship by defeating Courtland 15-7 in the title game.

Following the 1995 season, Dour stepped down as the head coach at McKenzie. The field house at McKenzie was named in his honor.

Known Record:  113-80-3   58.5%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
McKenzie1995 1A6-41641510-1021R33-07526
McKenzie1994 1A6-51772051-12746R3#3-010228
McKenzie1993 1A2-8121256R31-22258
McKenzie1992 1A0-926284R30-3684
McKenzie1991 1A14-0401505-012213R3#1-0266
McKenzie1990 1A11-2313943-18247R3#2-08312
McKenzie1989 1A9-3329812-19320R3#1-0380
McKenzie1988 1A11-2271702-12822R31-15620
McKenzie1987 1A4-61181090-1613R31-14120
McKenzie1986 1A2-8421800-1019R31-1920
McKenzie1985 1A2-872166R31-23537
McKenzie1984 1A7-31841270-11328R32-18737
McKenzie1983 1A5-5122119R32-35563
McKenzie1982 1A9-132614R34-116814
McKenzie1981 1A12-2365943-18243R3#4-114831
McKenzie1971 1A4-4-2123173
McKenzie1970 1A4-678116
McKenzie1969 1A5-4-1116173
 18 Years113-80-33348246216-945327227-16951456
 18 Years113-80-33348246216-945327227-16951456

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