The 2020 ALFCA Convention has come and gone and Coach Jack Wood begins the year once again as the executive director of the Alabama Football Coaches Association.
It is Coach Wood’s 16th year at the helm. He is the only executive director in the history of the ALFCA. Hired by the association’s board of directors in April of 2005, Coach Wood has effectively turned the ALFCA into the leading football coaches association in the country.
He has successfully secured corporate sponsorship for the ALFCA to allow the association to run its program over his entire tenure. Coach Wood has established a scholarship program for the children of our coaching members and for senior students who have a desire to go into coaching. He has represented the ALFCA on national committees and has developed a strong relationship with the AHSAA. He also secured a ring program to allow the winners of the ALFCA Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year Awards to receive a ring as well as their plaque.
The ALFCA Convention is the highlight of the year for the state’s coaches and has become the premier coaches association convention in the country. His ability to secure outstanding speakers, discuss the issues and provide social opportunities for the member coaches brings the state’s football leaders back to Montgomery year after year. His leadership has seen the ALFCA grow to over 1500 members during his tenure.
Coach Wood, a native of Wetumpka and a graduate of Auburn University, spent 10 years as an assistant at Auburn High School before taking the head job at Hewitt Trussville in 1983. He served the Huskies for 19 years and took 14 of his teams to the playoffs. His 1992 team went all the way to the state championship game. He served as head coach of the Alabama team in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star game, as president of the Alabama Coaches Association, on the AHSAA Central Board, as well as the National Federation of High Schools board. In 1998 Husky Stadium was named in his honor.
Coach Wood is a member of the AHSAA Coaches Hall of Fame and has received the ALFCA Lifetime Achievement Award.
The ALFCA is extremely proud to have Coach Jack Wood continue as its executive director.