Coaching Changes for the 2022 Season


Here is a list of the state's coaching changes for the 2022 football season as we approach spring practice for most schools.


Of the 48 schools that have new hired coaches so far, two selected middle school coaches from their systems. Thirty one have hired assistant coaches and ten of those were promotions from their own staffs. Most of them were offensive and defensive coordinators and some had previous head coaching experience. Fourteen of the new hires were 2021 head coaches of other schools. One hire was a college assistant coach, one a college head coach and one was a former professional player with no coaching experience. Six of the coaching hires came from out of state, but all six have ties to the state of Alabama as players or coaches.


There are approximately 13 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.

Brooks Brad Black Tim Bowens HC Clark Univ

Carver Birmingham Derone Fagan

Chelsea Dustin Goodwin

Chilton County Tai Morrison Marvin Morton Chilton Co DC

Cleveland Gardner Gilliland Will Glaze Central Phenix City asst

Colbert County Brett Mask Scotty Hannah Asst Centerville Tn

Cold Springs Justin Cornelius

Columbia Nicholas Wells Josh LouAllen Austin Asst

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

Elmore County Jordan Cantrell

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

Geneva Co Jim Bob Striplin

Glencoe Brian Alred Jamison Wadley Glencoe Asst

Gordo Ryan Lolley

Greenville Josh McLendon Patrick Browning Pike Road HC

Hale County Ryan Locke Luke Laird Etowah HC

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

Huffman Bill Smith

Jackson Olin Tim Vakakes Jamaal Bess Fairhope Asst

Lee Montgomery Eric Hudson Dre'Quay Everett Lee OC

LeFlore Shon Burney Renardo Jackson Vigor DC

Madison County Matt Putnam

Mary Montgomery Stan McCain Zach Golson Daphne OC

Monroe County Quincy Robinson

Moody Adam Wallace Jake Ganus Thompson Co DC

Mortimer Jordan Stuart Floyd Dustan Goode Mortimer Jordan Asst

Northridge Mike Vickery Ryan Lolley Gordo HC

Oak Grove Zac Glaze Chris Musso Haleyville HC

Orange Beach Chase Smith Jamey Dubose Lowndes (Ga)

Park Crossing L.C. Cole

Pelham Tom Causey Mike Vickery Northridge HC

Pell City Wayne Lee Steve Mask St. Pauls HC

Pike County Fred Holland Mark Hurt Lowndes Co (Ga) DC

Pike Road Patrick Browning

Pinson Valley Sam Shade Lee Guess Pinson OC

Sheffield Harold Wisdom Brian Dickerson Prattville OC

Sidney Lanier Marvin Cunningham

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

Spanish Fort Ben Blackmon Chase Smith Orange Beach 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

Tarrant Jesse Reed

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

Woodland Blair Armstrong Joel Schrenk Hazel Green HC

Zion Chapel Randy Bryant Cody Keene Jr. Russell Co OC