The Alabama Football Coaches Association has announced its Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2020. The winners will be honored at the ALFCA Coach of the Year Banquet on Saturday, January 30th. The banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery.
Each of these men made a significant contribution to their schools, players, communities and high school football in the state of Alabama.
BUDDY ANDERSON - The long time coach at Vestavia Hills retired at the end of the 2020 campaign after 43 years at the helm. He is the winningest coach in the history of high school football in Alabama.
DOUG BARFIELD - The former Auburn University head coach also served as head man at UMS and Andalusia before his college days. He returned to the high school ranks in 1989 with successful tenures at Hillcrest Evergreen and Opelika High Schools.
BILL BURGESS - Most remember Coach Burgess as the head coach at Jacksonville State University in the 80's and 90's where he led the Gamecocks to a national championship and two other championship games. But before that he was the head coach at Woodlawn and had14 highly successful seasons at Oxford High School.
CRAIG HUNNICUTT - Former Isabella head coach who had a tremendous impact on that small community before being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in the 1990's and passing away in 2019.