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Wayne Grant


Wayne Grant was a star football player at Zion Chapel High School in southwest Alabama. After graduation, he played football at Troy State.

Coach Grant began as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Zion Chapel for one season in 1976 and at Louisville in 1977. In 1978 he accepted the head football coaching position at Lowndes Academy where he stayed for one season with a 6-4 record.

Grant worked as a graduate assistant at Troy University in 1979 before moving over to Pike County High School as an assistant football coach for two years before being elevated to head coach in 1982.

His ten seasons at Pike County produced two State Championships in 1988 and 1989. His teams made the playoffs seven times and won six region titles.

In 1992 Coach Grant took the head coaching position at Talladega High School where he remained for six seasons. His first four teams qualified for the state playoffs.

Coach Grant spent the 1998 season as an assistant coach at Goshen before returning to Pike County in 1999 for another run of nine seasons. His teams won another three Class 3A State Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

They also won five region titles and qualified for the playoffs in each season after his first year back at the school. Overall, he directed Pike County teams for 19 years and had a 185-59 record.

Grant returned to the AISA in 2008 as an assistant coach at Pike Liberal Arts. He was part of a sixth state title team in 2009 at Pike Liberal Arts with Coach Kilcrease when the Patriots won the AISA Class 3A crown.

Grant, a science teacher at Pike Lib, dropped out of coaching in 2010, but returned in 2011 season upon Kilcreases request after the third week when another assistant coach left.

In 2012, he took over the head coaching duties at Pike Liberal Arts. His overall coaching record stands at 230-111 with a playoff record of 47-15 which ranks among the best in the state. His teams won five State Championships and twelve region titles during his tenure in Alabama.

He was named as the Coach of the Year three times (1984, 2005, 2006) by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.


Known Record:  242-114-0   68.0%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Crenshaw Christian
Crenshaw Christian2020 AISA-A2-213577R11-0670
Crenshaw Christian2019 AISA-A10-1449651-16317R1#4-015835
Crenshaw Christian2018 AISA-A11-24491302-111635R1#5-017528
 3 Years23-510332723-21795210-040063
    
Pike Liberal Arts
Pike Liberal Arts2012 AISA-AAA1-980366R20-520211
 1 Year1-9803660-0000-520211
    
Pike County
Pike County2007 3A12-14851472-15444R2#7-031347
Pike County2006 3A14-16771995-019175R26-134096
Pike County2005 3A15-0686775-020843R1#7-031921
Pike County2004 3A9-43691872-15333R15-2239129
Pike County2003 3A14-15912145-020091R1#7-031470
Pike County2002 3A11-24841682-110518R1#7-029095
Pike County2001 3A10-44182173-16564R25-123878
Pike County2000 3A8-53781602-16826R2#5-117056
Pike County1999 4A6-4153159R30-3692
 9 Years99-224241152826-594439449-82229684
    
Talladega
Talladega1997 5A2-8113270R121-22755
Talladega1996 5A0-1067251R120-31464
Talladega1995 6A5-61502360-11334R82-15257
Talladega1994 6A6-52061500-11019R82-16249
Talladega1993 6A7-42171520-1042R81-13227
Talladega1992 6A7-41541380-1730R81-11020
 6 Years27-3790711970-4301257-9197272
    
Pike County
Pike County1991 4A10-32711622-17050R4#3-0896
Pike County1990 4A8-52471372-15326R4#3-010413
Pike County1989 4A13-24011875-014184R4#3-09825
Pike County1988 4A13-23801835-014359R4#3-07828
Pike County1987 4A9-43942002-17952R4#2-07224
Pike County1986 4A4-5144145R40-21735
Pike County1985 4A10-2422701-16434R3#2-06419
Pike County1984 4A11-23681552-14744R31-16345
Pike County1983 3A5-599153R34-35779
Pike County1982 3A3-787156R32-55199
 10 Years86-372813154819-559734923-11693373
    
Lowndes Academy
Lowndes Academy1978 AISA-AA6-498115
 1 Year6-4981150-0000-000
    
TOTALS
 30 Years242-1149172502648-16175092089-3335391603

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