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 Scott Basden 

Scott Basden is a native of Trinty, Alabama and was named to the 1989 honorable mention All-State team as a senior defensive lineman at West Morgan High School.

He signed a football scholarship with the University of North Alabama following high school. Basden lettered four seasons as an offensive lineman, helping the Lions win Division II National Championships in 1994-95.

Basden had stints as an assistant coach at West Morgan and Lauderdale County before taking over the program at Parrish High School in 1999 for four seasons. His teams finished a combined 33-17 with one region title and four playoff appearances.

In 2003, he accepted a position as the offensive coordinator at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa before moving to Cordova High School in 2005. In four seasons his teams won two region titles.

The Blue Devils went 15-0 in 2007 and defeated Clay County 21-13 in the 3A title game. In four seasons, Basden had a record of 37-12 with the Blue Devils.

Muscle Shoals High School offered him the head coaching job in 2008. Basden was well aware of the fact when he took the job that the Trojans had not had back-to-back winning seasons in 40 years. He replaced Curley Hallman, who only won four games in 2007 and 14 in the past four years.

Entering the 2024 season, his record at Muscle Shoals is 137-45 with six region titles and fourteen playoff spots. His 2012 team reached the state semi-finals of the playoffs, finishing the season 13-1.

Coach Basdens overall football record is 218-75 in twenty-four seasons. His playoff record sits at 37-21 and his teams have gone 119-29 in region play, winning eight region titles along the way. Basden was named Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2007.

Known Record:  218-75-0   74.4%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals2024 6A0-000R7
Muscle Shoals2023 6A11-15102042-111061R7#5-025394
Muscle Shoals2022 6A11-24652073-113448R74-118793
Muscle Shoals2021 6A9-24191920-12128R86-1268108
Muscle Shoals2020 6A6-52351840-1738R85-2194112
Muscle Shoals2019 6A12-15291652-110573R7#5-024048
Muscle Shoals2018 6A9-33521861-13152R74-118973
Muscle Shoals2017 6A9-33322501-13054R86-1229114
Muscle Shoals2016 6A7-63362382-16957R84-3204125
Muscle Shoals2015 6A11-14331121-15223R8#6-022448
Muscle Shoals2014 6A8-33542071-15655R84-2153119
Muscle Shoals2013 5A13-25731014-115651R8#7-029319
Muscle Shoals2012 5A13-15171213-111559R8#7-029250
Muscle Shoals2011 5A11-25021462-18653R8#7-030745
Muscle Shoals2010 5A8-32831250-178R86-121267
Muscle Shoals2009 5A9-33191281-13834R85-217882
Muscle Shoals2008 5A2-8106240R80-756176
 17 Years149-466265280623-15101769481-2134791373
Cordova2007 3A15-06642075-018186R4#7-030170
Cordova2006 3A9-33831981-14944R46-1231112
Cordova2005 2A10-24441281-15136R7#7-027845
Cordova2004 2A3-7150266R73-4139186
 4 Years37-1216417997-228116623-5949413
Parrish2002 1A12-24962223-111163R7#6-1260109
Parrish2001 1A9-33882582-111990R74-115382
Parrish2000 1A6-62672711-15549R74-1139116
Parrish1999 1A5-61851751-14042R111-0646
 4 Years32-1713369267-432524415-3616313
 25 Years218-759242453137-2116231104119-2950442099

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