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Sheffield Bulldogs

 Walton Wright 

Walton Wright graduated from Russellville high school in 1929 where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He attended Birmingham-Southern where he was a star performer on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond.

Wright coached at Madison County and Falkville before he became the head coach at Hackleburg for two seasons in 1935. In 1937 he moved over to Sheffield High School where he would remain for the next 28 seasons as the head football coach.

His teams found success that very first season with an 8-1 record. His 1943 and 1944 teams finished with perfect 9-0 slates.

Wright started the baseball program at Sheffield in 1946 and posted an 80-11 record over 11 years. He coached in the first state All-Star football game in 1948.

In 1999 Sheffield High School football stadium was named for Coach Wright. He is a member of the Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame.

Wright is also a member of the Birmingham-Southern Hall of Fame. Coach Wright was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame in1994.

Known Record:  165-100-14   62.3%
 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 
Sheffield1964 3A1-998267
Sheffield1963 3A5-4-1138140
Sheffield1962 2-881158
Sheffield1961 4-6123156
Sheffield1960 3-6-180128
Sheffield1959 7-316156
Sheffield1958 6-414165
Sheffield1957 5-3176113
Sheffield1956 1-8-163174
Sheffield1955 5-5152141
Sheffield1954 4-5-1116153
Sheffield1953 4-5-1184104
Sheffield1952 5-4-114771
Sheffield1951 9-1259108
Sheffield1950 6-1-217968
Sheffield1949 7-322774
Sheffield1948 6-3-1194114
Sheffield1947 5-414790
Sheffield1946 3-5-111287
Sheffield1945 9-024137
Sheffield1944 9-036425
Sheffield1943 8-121633
Sheffield1942 7-1-119846
Sheffield1941 4-4-18198
Sheffield1940 7-216267
Sheffield1939 7-217853
Sheffield1938 7-1-122558
Sheffield1937 8-126532
 28 Years154-99-13470827160-0000-000
Hackleburg1936 3-15133
Hackleburg1935 8-0-126413
 2 Years11-1-1315460-0000-000
 30 Years165-100-14502327620-0000-000

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