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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Sheldon Darnell

Sheldon Darnell graduated from Reeltown High School and attended Southern Union before graduating from Auburn University.

Darnell became the head football coach at Winterboro High School in 1963. He remained with the program for two seasons, finishing 8-11-1.

In 1966 he accepted the head coaching position at Wetumpka. Darnell spent twelve seasons with the Indians before leaving after the 1977 season.

He landed in Childersburg in the fall of 1980 for a seven year run with the Tigers. His overall record is 106-104-2 in 21 seasons as a head football coach in Alabama.

Known Record:  106-104-2   50.5%

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 Season Total   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Childersburg1986 5A1-949246R60-32490
Childersburg1985 5A4-6124161R60-32163
Childersburg1984 5A8-31611000-1713R6#2-13428
Childersburg1983 3A5-6175209R83-3114154
Childersburg1982 3A3-7133221R82-491156
Childersburg1981 3A6-4193142R84-213090
Childersburg1980 3A7-3152145R85-110881
 7 Years34-3898712240-171316-17522662
Wetumpka1977 3A4-6179202R71-36285
Wetumpka1976 3A3-7169230R71-35685
Wetumpka1975 3A7-3223126R72-27871
Wetumpka1974 3A7-3229173R7
Wetumpka1973 3A5-5184163
Wetumpka1972 3A1-964291
Wetumpka1971 3A8-221376
Wetumpka1970 3A5-5147158
Wetumpka1969 3A6-410190
Wetumpka1968 3A6-4142125
Wetumpka1967 3A4-5-1143134
Wetumpka1966 3A8-2244129
 12 Years64-55-1203818970-0004-8196241
Winterboro1964 2A5-5121184
Winterboro1963 2A3-6-189193
 2 Years8-11-12103770-0000-000
 21 Years106-104-2323534980-171320-25718903

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