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When the 2019 football season kicks off, Coach Matt Griffith begins his 15th season as the Sylacauga High Head Football Coach. That makes him the second longest tenured head coach in Sylacauga history behind only Tom Calvin who was the Aggie head man for 21 years. Griffith has also served as Athletic Director for the past three years.

A 1987 graduate of Hokes Bluff High School, Coach Griffith followed in the footsteps of his legendary father, Doc Griffith, who was a high school All American for the Eagles. His next stop as a player was at Jacksonville State playing fullback for Coach Bill Burgess from 1987 through 1990. He was a member of the 1989 Gamecock National Championship Team.

Griffith started his coaching career as an assistant at Cleveland High School. That was followed by nine years at Pell City, 5 as an assistant and 4 as head coach. His last stop before coming to Sylacauga in 2005 was as an assistant at Thompson High.

He has compiled a 90-61 record as the Aggie head man and has had his team in the playoffs 10 times including the last seven seasons in a row.

At Sylacauga, Griffith has produced several All State players and several who have gone on the play in the college ranks. Most notable of the college players are Kelsey Pope at Samford and T.J. Green who started at safety for the 2015 Clemson Tigers.

Known Record:  107-95-0   53.0%
 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 
Sylacauga2019 5A8-33131860-1710R55-2207132
Sylacauga2018 5A7-42772240-12034R54-3168159
Sylacauga2017 5A8-34003100-13148R44-2227181
Sylacauga2016 5A8-33932860-13435R44-2204162
Sylacauga2015 5A7-43772440-11742R34-2227140
Sylacauga2014 5A7-42972430-11435R33-3137109
Sylacauga2013 5A8-43102351-13462R45-2182121
Sylacauga2012 5A8-32932350-12049R45-2171149
Sylacauga2011 5A5-5263187R52-5143166
Sylacauga2010 5A8-34552010-11928R55-2294134
Sylacauga2009 5A7-3318137R43-3161114
Sylacauga2008 5A7-43642890-13556R43-3157158
Sylacauga2007 5A2-8211323R50-7141251
Sylacauga2006 5A6-52422260-1349R54-3151139
Sylacauga2005 5A2-8179358R30-785266
 15 Years98-64469236841-1123444851-4826552381
Pell City
Pell City2001 6A3-7124259R72-589186
Pell City2000 6A1-985319R71-668227
Pell City1999 6A3-7131201R100-21354
Pell City1998 6A2-8104237R100-21449
 4 Years9-3144410160-0003-15184516
 19 Years107-95513647001-1123444854-6328392897

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