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Coaching - Playoff Wins

    
(Updated 5/6/2017)

          Trivia time - What three coaches never lost a playoff game during their career? If you know the answer to this question you are truly a high school football fan. Second trivia question - This one is easier and many fans can correctly guess the answer in a few tries. Which coach has won the most playoff games?

          The correct answer to the first question would be Bobby Wilson with Sidney Lanier, Doug Lockridge with Valley and Ken McWilliams at UMS Prep. Coach Wilson and the Poets played in the first three state championship games from 1966-68 winning all three title games and a total of six playoff games along the way.

          He retired following the 1968 season with a 12 year coaching record of 92-24-6 and the three state championships.




Bobby Wilson
          Doug Lockridge is a member of the AHSAA Hall of Fame having coached at Valley from 1950 until his retirement following the 1980 season. His 1980 version of the Valley Rams ran the table in the playoffs winning all three games and the 3A state title by defeating Sylacauga 23-16 in the championship game.

          It proved to be the only time during his coaching career the Rams qualified for the football playoffs.

          Ken McWilliams was the head football coach at Independent Methodist and UMS Prep in Mobile. He led the 1987 UMS Bulldogs to a perfect record and the Class 3A state championship. McWilliams only coached the Bulldogs in 1986-87 going from a 5-5 record to a 15-0 slate.

          Coach Danny Powell led Leroy to four state championships in five seasons at the school from 2006-08 before moving up the road to Jackson in 2009. In his first season with the Aggies his team won another state title with a perfect 15-0 season.

          The coach with the most playoff wins is Jamie Riggs with an overall playoff record of 69-24 at Opp and T.R. Miller. After arriving in Brewton prior to the 1989 season his Tigers qualified for the playoffs in every season. The Tigers reached the semi-finals on fourteen occasions and the championship game eight times winning four titles under the leadership of Coach Riggs.



Playoff Winning Percentage (at least 10 playoff games through 2016)  
Coach Teams Games Won Lost Pct.  
Bob Newton Homewood 38 34 4 89.5%  
Dr. Eric Cohu Madison Academy 29 25 4 86.2%  
Danny Powell Leroy, Jackson 48 41 7 85.4%  
Rush Propst Ashville, Eufaula, Alma Bryant, Hoover 50 42 8 84.0%  
Josh Niblett Hoover, Oxford, Oneonta 58 48 10 82.8%  
Jimmie Moore Colbert County 33 27 6 81.8%  
Don Sharpe Andalusia 17 13 3 81.8%  
Bill Rayburn Sylacauga, Guntersville, Marion County 11 9 2 81.8%  
Jamey Dubose Prattville, Florence, Central PC 21 17 4 81.0%  
Bobby Carr Edgewood Academy 35  28 7 80.0%  
Bryant Vincent Spanish Fort, Greenville 15 12 3 80.0%  
Bill Clark Prattville 29 23 6 79.3%  
Ed Rigby Elba 14 11 3 78.6%  
Keith Etheredge Leeds, Pell City 42 33 9 78.6%  
Mark Freeman Bessemer Academy, Gulf Shores, Spanish Fort, Thompson 42 33 9 78.6%  
Wayne Parrish Northview 17 11 3 78.6%  
Stacy Luker Demopolis, Sweet Water, Thomasville, Washington Co. 55 42 13 76.4%  
Danny Horn Clay County, Benjamin Russell 80 61  19 76.3%  




Playoff Games Won  (through 2016)  
Coach Teams Games Won Lost Pct.  
Jamie Riggs Opp, T.R. Miller 93 69 24 74.2%  
Danny Horn Clay County, Benjamin Russell 80 61 19 76.3%  
Terry Curtis Shaw, Murphy, UMS-Wright 80 60 20 75.0%  
Fred Yancey Briarwood 76 54 22 71.1%  
Jackie O'Neal Reeltown 73 50 23 68.5%  
John Mothershed Deshler 66 49 17 74.2%  
Josh Niblett Oneonta, Oxford, Hoover 58 48 10 82.8%  
Spence McCracken Montgomery Academy, Lee Montgomery, Opelika 70 47 23 67.1%  
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills 75 47 28 62.7%  
Robby James Catherine Ac., Morgan Ac., Faith Ac., Marengo Ac. 65 46 19 70.8%  
Wayne Grant Pike Co., Talladega, Lowndes Ac. Pike Liberal Arts 59 45 14 76.3%  
Louis White Courtland 59 45 14 76.3%  
Waldon Tucker Demopolis Academy, Gordo, Fayette County 68 43 25 63.2%  
Rush Propst Ashville, Eufaula, Alma Bryant, Hoover 50 42 8 84.0%  
Stacy Luker Demopolis, Sweet Water 55 42 13 76.4%  
Danny Powell Leroy, Jackson 48  41 7 85.4%  
Jim Hubbert Maplesville, Lanett 55 40 15 72.7%  


 



David Parker
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  dparker@ahsfhs.org






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