Bill Smith is leaving Huffman to take the job at Talledega High School.
Each football season ends and coaches change jobs. It is part of the high school football process.
Of the 31 schools that have new hired coaches so far, two selected middle school coaches from their systems. Twenty one have hired assistant coaches and six of those were promotions from their own staffs. Most of them were offensive and defensive coordinators and some had previous head coaching experience. Only seven of the new hires were present head coaches of other schools. One hire was a college assistant coach and one was a former professional player with no coaching experience. Four of the coaching hires came from out of state, but all four have ties to the state of Alabama as players or coaches.
There are approximately 18 jobs still open. Here are the hires so far from the 2022 Coaching Carousel.
School Old Coach New Coach Last Job
Blount Dedrick Sumpter Josh Harris Scarborough M.S.
Decatur Heritage Steve Meek Nakita Stover Decatur Heritage MS
Deshler Randall Martin Patrick Malone Brooks DC
Donoho Mark Sanders Jeremy Satcher Oxford Asst
Dothan Smitty Grider Jed Kennedy Enterprise DC
Enterprise Rick Darlington Ben Blackmon Spanish Fort HC
Etowah Ryan Locke Matt Glover Clay Chalkville DC
Fairfield Keon Handley Shepherd Skanes Miles College Asst
Florence Wade Waldrep Kenny Morson Fayetteville (Tn) HC
Glencoe Brian Alred Jamison Wadley Glencoe Asst
Haleyville Chris Musso Bo Culver Hamilton Asst
Hazel Green Joel Schrenk Charlie Wilburn Bob Jones Asst
Headland Rodney Dollar Reginald Melton Headland OC
Hoover Josh Niblett Wade Waldrop Florence HC
Jackson Olin Tim Vakakes Jamaal Bess Fairhope Asst
LeFlore Shon Burney Renardo Jackson Vigor DC
Mary Montgomery Stan McCain Zach Golson Daphne OC
Moody Adam Wallace Jake Ganus Thompson Co DC
Mortimer Jordan Stuart Floyd Dustan Goode Mortimer Jordan Asst
Pell City Wayne Lee Steve Mask St. Pauls HC
Pike County Fred Holland Mark Hurt Lowndes Co (Ga) DC
Sipsey Valley Scott Marchant Joey Milligan Sipsey Valley Asst
Slocomb Richard Tisdale Bryant Garrison Gwinnett (Ga) DC
Spain Park Shawn Rainey Tim Vakakes Jackson Olin HC
St. John Pauls II Joe Ross Michael Harper Lynn Asst
St. Pauls Steve Mask Ham Barnett St. Pauls DC
Talledega Shannon Felder Bill Smith Huffman HC
Vestavia Sean Calhoun Robert Evans Mtn. Brook DC
Waterloo Michael Williams Jeremiah Stricklin Waterloo DC
West Blocton Eric Hiott Dre'Mail King Greensboro HC
Wetumpka Tim Perry Bear Woods CFL Player