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 Paul Benefield 

Paul Benefield attended high school at Fyffe before receiving his degree from Jacksonville State. Benefield won his 200th game as a head coach in 2012 at Fyffe.

He took over the head coaching job at Sylvania High School in 1992 and proceeded to lead the Rams to back to back 12-1 seasons in 1994 and 1995.

The twelve wins were the most in school history and also the first 10-0 regular seasons since Sylvania began playing football in 1947.

After five season at Sylvania and a 45-11 record Coach Benefield returned home to Fyffe as their head coach in 1997. Since then his teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season except 2000, won eleven region championships and won at least ten games in eleven of those years. He also has the distinction of never coaching a team with a losing record during his twenty-three seasons as a head coach.

In 2014, the Fyffe Red Devils won their first State Championship with a 28-17 victory over Elba in the title game. They finished the season with a school record 15-0 slate. They duplicated that in 2016 and 2018 with another prefect season and a championship.

Coach Benefield has an overall record of 282-53 in twenty-seven seasons as a head coach.

Benefield was named at the Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writer in 2007.

Known Record:  322-55-0   85.4%
 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 
Fyffe2021 3A10-24411072-18428R7#5-124052
Fyffe2020 3A15-06011085-017263R7#6-030445
Fyffe2019 2A15-0639435-020820R8#7-032623
Fyffe2018 2A15-06911255-018940R8#7-036557
Fyffe2017 2A12-16371022-113241R6#7-038027
Fyffe2016 2A15-07001135-021947R6#7-035631
Fyffe2015 2A13-25501784-113095R75-127159
Fyffe2014 2A15-07511725-020958R7#6-032556
Fyffe2013 2A12-25302193-112973R7#7-0321113
Fyffe2012 2A11-14022031-16170R7#7-024584
Fyffe2011 2A11-1451991-16933R6#8-031144
Fyffe2010 2A9-23311090-1614R67-127776
Fyffe2009 2A8-33481340-11020R66-126779
Fyffe2008 2A9-43762182-15259R65-225296
Fyffe2007 2A14-17162174-1201103R7#7-036999
Fyffe2006 2A12-15641122-110660R7#7-032733
Fyffe2005 2A10-24201191-13438R66-128247
Fyffe2004 2A11-1416761-17330R6#7-021835
Fyffe2003 2A10-23791241-13549R76-122662
Fyffe2002 2A10-23261091-14843R76-118946
Fyffe2001 2A12-1455942-18329R7#7-026127
Fyffe2000 2A5-5208171R73-4125122
Fyffe1999 2A7-53132061-15443R14#3-08928
Fyffe1998 2A8-32592060-1348R14#3-08044
Fyffe1997 2A8-3297920-106R14#3-011920
 25 Years277-4411801345653-1923071110148-1365251405
Sylvania1996 3A8-22291060-1617R142-15327
Sylvania1995 3A12-14571002-19530R14#3-012813
Sylvania1994 3A12-15171503-111475R14#3-014821
Sylvania1993 4A8-33121580-1620R142-19056
Sylvania1992 4A5-4127102R141-25142
 5 Years45-1116426165-422114211-4470159
 30 Years322-5513443407258-2325281252159-1769951564

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