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 Bob Godsey 

Bob Godsey played quarterback at Wilson High School and later at Troy State from 1986-89. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education before leaving for North Alabama. Godsey received his Master of Arts in Education at UNA before getting another Masters degree at Jacksonville State University.

Godsey served as the offensive coordinator at Decatur High School for eight seasons before landing the head coaching job at Brooks in 1998. Godsey also coached baseball for seven years and spent one year as an assistant basketball coach at Decatur.

He went to Killen to take over a Brooks program that had just gone winless. He spent five seasons with the Lions, posting a 42-15 record that included a 32-5 mark during his last three seasons with the program.

In 2003, Godsey was named head football coach at Hartselle. He replaced Mike Smith, who accepted a position in Tuscaloosa. Coach Godsey has remained with the program ever since. His 2008 team finished the regular season undefeated before losing in the third round of the playoffs.

The 2011 squad won the Class 5A State Championship by defeating Vigor 13-3 in the title game. That team finished the season with a school record 15-0 record.

Godseys overall coaching record is 183-66 with a winning percentage of 71.0%. His playoff record is very good at 23-16 and his football teams have won six region titles.

Coach Godsey was named Class 5A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2010.

Bobs father, R.L. Godsey, was a head football coach at Wicksburg, Abbeville, Geneva County and Rogers between 1955-1981. His overall coaching record was 98-84-10 in 20 seasons as a head coach.

Known Record:  205-74-0   73.5%
 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 
Madison Academy
Madison Academy2021 4A7-1318109R76-025961
Madison Academy2020 4A10-13591481-17042R7#7-0258100
Madison Academy2019 5A5-62923510-11455R84-3224205
 3 Years22-89696081-2849717-3741366
Hartselle2018 6A11-13331331-14242R7#5-013353
Hartselle2017 6A6-4266154R83-4144129
Hartselle2016 6A9-33702481-13855R85-2219124
Hartselle2015 6A7-42682430-11438R84-2128136
Hartselle2014 6A7-42832080-12125R83-3134115
Hartselle2013 5A8-32481530-12023R85-216378
Hartselle2012 5A8-53631932-16361R85-221763
Hartselle2011 5A15-05091395-012058R6#7-029646
Hartselle2010 5A12-24591813-110771R6#7-027361
Hartselle2009 5A10-34201832-19445R8#6-126392
Hartselle2008 5A12-13931052-16123R8#7-024226
Hartselle2007 5A4-73052660-14142R84-3223131
Hartselle2006 5A11-23572462-16561R86-1207130
Hartselle2005 5A6-4184153R84-312790
Hartselle2004 5A9-33802331-13739R86-1271120
Hartselle2003 5A6-52441710-1728R85-218163
 16 Years141-515382300919-1373061182-2632211457
Brooks2002 4A10-2363991-14129R86-124464
Brooks2001 4A11-13691111-14141R8#7-023048
Brooks2000 4A11-25022132-19464R86-1289123
Brooks1999 4A6-4250229R160-456159
Brooks1998 4A4-6207215R160-475146
 5 Years42-1516918674-317613419-10894540
 24 Years205-748042448424-18990842118-3948562363

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