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The History of High School Sports in Alabama

   Welcome to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society. We have expanded our research to include all team sports in Alabama. Initially our goal is to preserve the history of every team sport played within the state. We also provide other important information including coaching records, tournament results, state championship summaries and much more. If you can provide accurate scores or any other information related to our efforts we encourage you to contact us.

Alabama High School Boys Track

2024 Boys Track State Champions

1A Altamont John Rediker ()    Houston Academy
2A Cold Springs Casey Howell ()    
3A Madison Academy Shannon Dorsey ()    W.S. Neal
4A Hamilton Scotty Sanderson ()    Brooks
5A Scottsboro Luke Robinson ()    John Carroll
6A Northridge Jeff Sparks ()    UMS-Wright
7A Hoover Chris Scmidt ()    Vestavia Hills
AISA-A Banks Academy ()    
AISA-AA Abbeville Christian ()    

Past Boys Track State Champions

High School Boys Track

    The first organized state championship in track & field was in 1925 with Bessemer and Snead Seminary sharing the title.

     All teams in the AHSAA competed in a single classification until 1952 when they split the classes into two divisions to separate the larger schools from the smaller ones.

     In 1965 the schools were once again split according to enrollment with 4A, 3A and 1A-2A competing. That lasted until 1979 when 1A and 2 were divided forming four classifications.

     When the AHSAA went to six classes in 1984-85 track & field combined 3A-4A and 1A-2A to remain in four divisions. That format lasted until 1989 when each of the classification began the current format by competing in their individual classes.

     In 1971 the AISA held their first ever championship meet in track & field with Monroe Academy taking home the title.

    Today each April and May many schools in the state joins in with a chance to win a championship in one of the classifications in the AHSAA.

Boys Track Championships

Most Championships
          24 - UMS-Wright
          17 - St. Pauls
          16 - Hazlewood
          13 - Hoover
          11 - Opelika
          10 - Mobile Christian    (AISA)
          10 - Murphy
          9 - Auburn
          9 - Scottsboro
          8 - Blount
          8 - Escambia Academy    (AISA)
          8 - Leeds
          8 - Morgan Academy    (AISA)
          8 - None
          8 - Ramsay
          7 - Courtland
          7 - Davidson
          7 - Falkville
          7 - Lee Montgomery
          7 - Sidney Lanier
          7 - T.R. Miller

Most Top Two Finishes
          28 - UMS-Wright
          21 - Hoover
          21 - St. Pauls
          18 - Hazlewood
          16 - Scottsboro
          13 - Auburn
          13 - Mobile Christian    (AISA)
          13 - Morgan Academy    (AISA)
          13 - Opelika
          12 - Escambia Academy    (AISA)
          12 - T.R. Miller
          11 - Altamont
          11 - Ramsay
          10 - Murphy
          9 - Blount
          9 - Cold Springs
          9 - Lee-Scott Academy    (AISA)
          9 - Leeds
          9 - Tuscaloosa Academy    (AISA)


Boys Track

  Past Boys Track State Champions
  Most Championships Listed

Find A Team

 Over 800 high schools have fielded teams in the various sports across the state of Alabama.
 Browse the history of sports for any of these schools.

               Find A Team

Most Championships All Sports

  Which teams have won the most state championships? AHSFHS has compiled a list of the teams that have won titles over the past 100+ years in Alabama.

Most Championships

 Championships by Year

 Championships by School


The Coaches

  Which coaches have won the most Boys Track state championships?

Most Championships
          24 - Pat Galle - UMS-Wright
          15 - Jim Tate - St. Pauls
          10 - Devon Hind - Hoover
          8 - Mark Mitchell - Piedmont
          7 - Brian Terry - Leeds
          7 - Wayne Murphy - Auburn
          6 - Aaron Goode - Hazlewood
          6 - Wilbert Carr - Coffeeville
          5 - Ernest Tucker - Phillips Birmingham
          5 - Fred Carley - Murphy
          5 - Hugh Fountain - Escambia Academy
          5 - Louis White - Courtland
          5 - Mike Powell - Mobile Christian
          5 - Sam Pettaway - Davidson
          4 - Alan Baker - T.R. Miller
          4 - Jack Steele - Hazlewood
          4 - John Blane - Woodlawn
          4 - John Esslinger - Scottsboro
          4 - Joseph Bedgood - Calhoun
          4 - Keith Wilemon - Falkville
          4 - Steve Reaves - Winfield

    Following years of research, in June of 2007 the website became a reality. Many people have gotten involved to assist us  with research of the schools and teams to make this a reality.

    Other team sports have joined football as a part of our research. Initially will include information about coaches, state playoffs, all state teams, player awards and team records.

    It is virtually impossible to provide scores for every  game for every team. Who knows, later even that may be a possibility. There is still a lot of work to do with the all state teams of years past but our intentions are to find every team.

    We encourage everyone to get involved in helping us provide the most accurate information possible. If you have information that would be useful to us please let us know.


Great Moments in Alabama High School Sports History

The first basketball tournament held in Tuscaloosa was in 1927.