Coaching Moves Are at 90 and Counting in the 2022 Off Season


Eufaula's new head coach is former Troy Hall of Fame player Jerrel Jernigan, a Eufaula alumnus.



Coaches are still on the move as schools hustle to fill vacant positions and get their football teams set for the fall. It has been a busy off season, full of surprises. There may be a surprise or two still left as we move toward July.


This year looks to set a record for the number of coaching changes. There have been 82 positions filled since the end of the season and there are presently 8 head coach openings.


Of the 82 new coaches, 9 came form out of state. Six of those were assistants and three were head coaches in other states. All had previous ties to the state of Alabama except one.


There were two former college coaches hired, one a head coach and one an assistant. Wetumpka was the only school to hire a former professional football player from last year.


There were 68 hires from within the state of Alabama, with 45 of those being assistant coaches last year and 23 working as head coaches.


Only 22 of the 90 head coaches who resigned their AHSAA jobs in the off season have taken another AHSAA head coaching job. The others took an out of state job, an AISA position, an assistant's job or left to go into administration or retirement.


School Old Coach New Coach Last Job


Barbour County Chad Martin Daniel Powell Asst HS Georgia


Benjamin Russell Aubrey Blackwell Smitty Grider Dothan HC


Billingsley Phil Coggins


Blount Dedrick Sumpter Josh Harris Scarborough M.S.


Brooks Brad Black Tim Bowens Clark Univ HC


Carver Birmingham Derone Fagan


Chelsea Dustin Goodwin Todd Cassity Pennington HC


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 Brendan Voce Cold Springs Asst


Columbia Nicholas Wells Josh LouAllen Austin Asst


Crossville Josh Taylor Riley Edwards Crossville Asst


DAR Hunter Holland Brian Largen DAR 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


East Limestone Jeff Pugh Clint Woodfin James Madison OC


Elkmont Michael Pendergast Chris Bunio Chelsea Asst


Elmore County Jordan Cantrell Kyle Caldwell Chelsea OC


Enterprise Rick Darlington Ben Blackmon Spanish Fort HC


Escambia County Scott Mason Vincent Harris T.R. Miller Asst


Etowah Ryan Locke Matt Glover Clay Chalkville DC


Eufaula Ed Rigby Jerrel Jernigan Eufaula Asst


Fairfield Keon Handley Shepherd Skanes Miles College Asst


Fayette County Waldon Tucker


Florala Chris Littleton Jordan Cantrell Elmore County HC


Florence Wade Waldrep Kenny Morson Fayetteville (Tn) HC


Francis Marion James Johnson Termaine Todd Russell Co Asst


Geneva Co Jim Bob Striplin Josh Thompson Geneva Co Asst


Glencoe Brian Alred Scott Martin Ohatchee HC


Gordo Ryan Lolley Gus Smith Jackson Asst


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


Houston County Chip Harris Jake Allen Slocomb Asst


Huffman Bill Smith Marlon Bush Huffman DC


Jackson Olin Tim Vakakes Jamaal Bess Fairhope Asst


J.B. Pennington Todd Cassity Caleb Miles Pennington Asst


Lee Montgomery Eric Hudson Dre'Quay Everett Lee OC


LeFlore Shon Burney Renardo Jackson Vigor DC


Marengo Eberne Myrthil


Mary Montgomery Stan McCain Zach Golson Daphne OC


McKenzie Drew Luker


Monroe County Quincy Robinson Shannon Felder Talledega HC


Moody Adam Wallace Jake Ganus Thompson Co DC


Mortimer Jordan Stuart Floyd Dustan Goode Mortimer Jordan Asst


Murphy Rico Jackson John McKenzie Vigor HC


New Hope Trey Sullivan Tyler Johnson James Clemons Asst


Northridge Mike Vickery Ryan Lolley Gordo HC


Northside Chris Hilliker Robbie Jones Northside Asst


Oak Grove Zac Glaze Chris Musso Haleyville HC


Ohatchee Scott Martin Chris Findley Ohatchee Asst


Orange Beach Chase Smith Jamey Dubose Lowndes (Ga) HC


Park Crossing L.C. Cole Ty Lockett Grayson Ga DC


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 Ed Rigby Eufaula HC


Pinson Valley Sam Shade Lee Guess Pinson OC


Plainview Nick Ledbetter Dale Pruitt Marion Co (Tn) HC


R.C. Hatch Jammie Abraham


Sardis Gene Hill Chris Stephenson Citrus (Fl) Asst


Satsuma Ray Nelson


Sheffield Harold Wisdom Brian Dickerson Prattville OC


Sidney Lanier Marvin Cunningham Derone Fagan Carver B'Ham HC


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


Talledega Co Central Chris Mahand


Tarrant Jesse Reed Rico Jackson Murphy HC


Tharptown Kevin Lacey Jacob Hamilton Carbon Hill Asst


Thomasville Greg Cager Clint Anderson T'Ville Asst


Vestavia Sean Calhoun Robert Evans Mtn. Brook DC


Vigor John McKenzie Markus Cook Vigor Asst


W.S. Neal Brandon Wilcox Hugh Fountain Escambia Aca HC


Waterloo Michael Williams Jeremiah Stricklin Waterloo DC


West Blocton Eric Hiott Dre'Mail King Greensboro HC


Wetumpka Tim Perry Bear Woods CFL Player


Williamson Melvin Pete, Jr Antonio Coleman Williamson DC


Woodland Blair Armstrong Joel Schrenk Hazel Green HC


Zion Chapel Randy Bryant Cody Keene Jr. Russell Co OC