The Alabama Football Coaches Association is very proud to announce the winners of its Lifetime Achievement Awards for the 2022 season.
Each winner was nominated by a member of the ALFCA, recommended by a committee and selected by a vote of the ALFCA board of directors. Each recipient will be honored at the ALFCA Coach of the Year luncheon on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery.
The winners will receive a Lifetime Achievement plaque for themselves as well as a plaque for the school of their choice. Each recipient will be honored with a video presentation of their career.
The winners are:
Don Creasy - A legend in North Alabama, Coach Creasy served as head coach at Central Florence, Colbert County, Coffee and Mountain Brook. His teams at Colbert County won 126 games in 12 seasons, including state championships in 1979 and 1985 and runner up spot in 1989.
Lamar Harris - Coach Harris spent an incredible 43 years as head football coach at Hubbertville High School. His first season was 1978 and he retired after the 2020 season. His 2014 team reached the state 1A finals, and he also coached baseball, girls softball as well as boys and girls basketball at different times during his tenure at the school. Counting his 7 seasons as an assistant in the 1970s, he coached football for 50 years.
Lymos McDonald - An outstanding player at Hazlewood in the early 80s, Coach McDonald was an All American at Alabama State before returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach. He was a fixture for years along the Tennessee Valley, following Louis White as head coach at Courtland in 1999. He won the 1999 State 1A Championship and was runner up in 2004 when the school changed its name to R.A. Hubbard. Coach McDonald also served as assistant coach at Colbert County and head coach at Cherokee High School.