Coaching News - Part 3

Here are some more coaching moves that have taken place since the end of the 2020 season.

Auburn High football coach Adam Winegarden coaches during the Auburn High vs. Thompson AHSAA 7A football state championship game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Dec. 2, 2020 in Tuscaloosa. Sara Palczewski

Adam Winegarden has taken the job at Tuscaloosa County High School. Winegarden leaves Auburn High School where his Tigers made it to the state finals this past season. At Auburn, Winegarden had won 41 games the last four seasons, including another trip to the semi finals in 2019. After 2 years as head coach in Dalton, Georgia, he took over Hillcrest Tuscaloosa in 2010 and went 21-3 in two seasons before going to Fairhope where he had a record of 28-8 in 3 seasons. His wife has family in the Tuscaloosa area which was a factor in his decision.


Mike Dubose has taken the head coaching position at his alma mater - Opp High School. Dubose has helped out at the school for several seasons, serving as the defensive coordinator the last two years. Dubose also served as head coach at Northview for one season and two different stints at Luverne - his 2003 team made it to the state finals. In between he worked as head coach at Millsaps College in Mississippi.


Eddie Brundidge is the new head football coach at Houston Academy. He had served on the staff for the past three seasons. Before that he had worked as an assistant at T.R. Miller two different times, from 1995 through 1997 and 2004 through 2017. In between he worked six seasons as the head coach at Jackson High School. “The players are working hard and pretty much doing everything I have asked them to do,” Brundidge said. “I hope we can keep that excitement going and build on it.”