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Alabama High School Football Coaches

    
(Updated 5/6/2017)

        AHSFHS.org has put together a couple of interesting lists on the coaches that work so very hard each and every season to give the fans something to cheer about each Friday evening. With so many coaching changes the past few season, which coaches have the longest tenure at one school? Which football coaches have won the most games at one school?

        Lamar Harris and Buddy Anderson have been the head football coach at their respective schools for the past 39 seasons. Coach Harris began his head coaching career in 1978 at 1A Hubbertville with a 6-4 record.


   
Coach Woody Clements
          His best team may have been his most recent. In 2014, Hubbertville made it to the Super Seven championship game for the first time in school history and finished with a 13-1 record.

          Coach Anderson became the head coach at Vestavia Hills the same season and immediately led the Rebels to the 1978, 1979 and 1980 state title games winning the championship in 1980 with a 15-13 win over Parker.

          The all-time record for Alabama belongs to Woody Clements who spent 41 years as the head coach at Holt. His head coaching career spanned from 1952 until he retired following the 1992 season. Along the way his teams amassed a record of 240-166-7 winning four region championships. His 1971 Holt team completed the season with a perfect 10-0 mark while outscoring their opponents 367-51. Coach Clements never won a state championship at Holt.

        Lou Scales spent thirty-eight years as the head coach at Alexandria. His overall record stands at 220-141-13 including one season at Thompson prior to his arrival in Alexandria in 1948. Coach Scales won a state championship in his final season in 1985. The amazing thing about Alexandria is that between 1948 and 2006 they had exactly two head coaches as Larry Ginn served twenty-one seasons between 1986-2006.

          After a successful stop at Pine Hill, Coach Glenn Daniel arrived at Luverne as the head coach in 1955. He would remain as the head coach for thirty-eight season until his retirement in 1992. When he finally hung it up he had amassed a total of 292 wins which was the most in state history until recently. His last ten teams qualified for the playoffs, winning a state championship in 1991. 

          Harlan Robinson arrived at Ranburne in 1962 as the head coach after quarterbacking the team from 1955-57. He would remain as the head coach for thirty-seven years until his retirement following the 1998 season. Between 1964 and 1968 his teams were unbeaten in twenty-nine straight games. His 1975 team won a state championship. He also coached eight undefeated teams through the regular season and his team made eighteen playoff appearances.

          Coach Buddy Anderson leads the all-time wins list for Alabama high school football with 325 wins. The record was set just recently in 2010 by Waldon Tucker of Fayette County fame where his teams won 309 games during his historic career.



Active Coaches with Longest Tenure at One School
    Years Won Lost Tied
Lamar Harris Hubbertville 39 229 189 0
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills 39 325 140 1
Billy Hamilton Clarke Prep 33 226 136 0
Fred Yancey Briarwood 27 255 91 0



Most Wins at One School All-Time
    Years Won Lost Tied
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills 39 325 140 1
Jamie Riggs T.R. Miller 27 293 62 0
Fred Yancey Briarwood 27 255 91 0
Glenn Daniel Luverne 38 251 138 12
Harlan Robinson Ranburne 37 243 116 7
Randy Ragsdale Trinity 28 242 86 0
Jackie O'Neal Reeltown 28 241 110 0
Woody Clements Holt 41 240 166 7
Waldon Tucker Fayette County 28 230 95 0
Lamar Harris Hubbertville 39 229 189 0
Russell Jacoway Sand Rock 32 228 132 0
Billy Hamilton Clarke Prep 33 226 136 0
Danny Horn Clay County 20 225 40 0
Lou Scales Alexandria 38 220 141 12
Nolan Atkins Sweet Water 25 218 50 5
Dale Pruitt Plainview 26 214 94 0
Jimmy Foshee Stanhope Elmore 25 212 81 1
Paul Benefield Fyffe 20 210 41 0
Bill Bacon Enterprise 27 210 85 1
H.L. Shorty Ogle Decatur 31 209 72 13
David Powell McAdory 23 204 69 0
Bobby Overton B.B. Comer 36 202 176 4
Duane Webster Reeltown 26 208 64 8
Billy McGee Carrollton 28 206 116 2



Longest Tenure at One School All-Time
    Years Won Lost Tied
Woody Clements Holt 41 238 167 7
Lamar Harris Hubbertville 39 229 189 0
Buddy Anderson Vestavia Hills 39 325 140 1
Lou Scales Alexandria 38 220 141 12
Glenn Daniel Luverne 38 254 135 13
Harlan Robinson Ranburne 37 243 116 7
Bobby Overton B.B. Comer 36 202 176 4
Louie Coshatt Oak Grove 33 81 182 21
John Cox Childersburg 33 190 125 14
Terry Burt Elmore County 31 194 138 4
H.L. Shorty Ogle Decatur 31 209 72 13
James Glover Etowah 31 189 100 16
Doug Lockridge Valley 31 171 111 10
Dovey Anderson Thomasville 31 180 82 27



David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org



 




Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

From 1947 until his retirement in 1992 Glenn Daniel's teams won 302 games at Pine Hill and Luverne. He was the winningest coach in state history until 2010.