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 Gerald Gann 

Gerald Gann attended Winfield High School where he played football. Gann was named All-State by the Birmingham News as a 185 pound running back his senior season in 1960. He also played in the 1961 Alabama All-Star game in Tuscaloosa. Gann also graduated from the University of Alabama.

Coach Gann, over his impressive career as a head coach and athletic director, spent 34 years in the sports arena at Gordo High School, Berry High School, Homewood High School, and Hoover High School.

������During this period his 12 baseball teams at Berry High School won more than 250 games and a state title.

His 14 basketball teams, including five girls squads at Berry High School and nine at Homewood High School, also recorded more than 250 wins. During his 16 years at Homewood High School and Four at Hoover High School, Coach Gann compiled an enviable record of 130-97-2 in football. He also coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.


Ganns teams at Homewood reached the State Championship games in 1986, 1990 and 1994. His teams won seven region championships over his 27 year career in high school. His playoff record was a very respectable 21-15 in 15 playoff appearances. His overall coaching record stands at 159-145-2.

His 1986 Patriots team at Homewood lost to Gadsden 13-7 in the title game. His 1990 team fell to Blount 36-24 and the 1994 squad was outscored by Greenville 28-14 is his other championship game appearances.

Coach Gann, who was inducted into the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, further demonstrated dedication and professional ability as a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board and Legislative Council, the inaugural state prep hall of fame committee, and as president of the athletic directors and coaches association; he also served as an assistant coach in Newnan, Georgia.

In 2005, Gann was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was inducted into the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame.

Gann became an assistant coach at Birmingham Southern following his high school career as the running backs coach.


Known Record:  159-145-2   52.3%
 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 
John Carroll
John Carroll2007 5A2-8134301R52-5100218
John Carroll2006 5A4-6226248R53-4155178
John Carroll2005 6A4-72192920-1727R53-2125132
John Carroll2004 6A5-72002731-11756R53-291111
John Carroll2003 6A6-52252340-12135R62-358108
John Carroll2002 6A3-82473090-12126R62-3134150
John Carroll2001 6A6-62432311-13339R64-3162154
 7 Years30-47149418882-59918319-228251051
    
Hoover
Hoover1998 6A4-6258290R91-270111
Hoover1997 6A3-7146156R80-34357
Hoover1996 6A4-6180215R80-341102
Hoover1995 6A11-23342092-15350R9#3-010752
 4 Years22-219188702-153504-8261322
    
Homewood
Homewood1994 5A11-43341794-113864R10#3-0767
Homewood1993 5A7-42571180-11424R9#4-01393
Homewood1992 5A5-61481750-1034R9#3-18237
Homewood1991 5A12-14631462-17156R9#4-017335
Homewood1990 5A13-23871944-111075R9#4-012348
Homewood1989 5A7-41571550-1613R82-15465
Homewood1988 5A2-8127206R80-44590
Homewood1987 5A5-5108151R81-23037
Homewood1986 5A12-32701434-17559R82-15420
Homewood1985 5A10-42721513-17322R9#3-05737
Homewood1984 5A4-71161550-1021R92-14814
Homewood1983 4A2-878171R70-533106
Homewood1982 4A5-5133168R73-293113
Homewood1981 4A5-4-1110125R73-16263
Homewood1980 4A5-4-1112108R70-42444
Homewood1979 4A3-7141178R71-470100
 16 Years108-76-23213252317-948736835-261163819
    
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 27 Years160-144-25625528121-1563960158-5622492192


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