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MIKE BATTLES Graduated from Sylacauga High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. Beginning his football coaching career as an assistant coach in 1970, he became a head coach in 1973. His teams have compiled a 277-161-2 record (through 2013) in coaching stops at Pell City, Irwin County (Ga.), Walter Wellborn, Hueytown, Pascagoula (Miss.), Gautier (Miss.), Biloxi (Miss.) and Handley. He led Irwin County (Ga.) to a 13-0 record and the Georgia Class 1A state championship in 1975 and directed Handley to a perfect 15-0 record in 2011 to win the AHSAA Class 3A state title. His Wellborn teams had back-to-back 10-win seasons in 1988-89. The winningest coach in school history at Walter Wellborn and Handley, he led his Handley teams from a 1-9 mark in 2006 to 11-2, 10-3, 13-1 and 15-0 records the next four years.


RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ BROWN - Graduated from Smiths Station High School and Jacksonville State University. He holds a master’s degree in administration from Troy University and an education specialist degree from Auburn University. Brown began his education career at Cleburne County High School in 1969 where he was head baseball coach for two seasons. He moved to Beauregard High School in 1972 and coached the baseball team to a 66-25 record, the boys’ basketball team to an 84-42 mark and the football team to a 35-15 record. Serving as principal at Beauregard since 1978, he was named Alabama Principal of the Year in 2006. He has served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and was the Class 4A Making A Difference Award winner in 2013.He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the football stadium and athletic complex were named in his honor.


JIM GARNER - Graduated from Pleasant Home High School and Troy State College. He started his career as a teacher and boys’ basketball coach in 1964 with stints at T.R. Miller, New Hebron (Miss.) and New Brockton before becoming head coach at L.B. Wallace Community College from 1971-84. He then moved to his alma mater, Pleasant Home, and served as principal and athletic director from 1984-2008. Garner oversaw expansion of the athletic program to include softball, volleyball and football. The boys’ basketball program won back-to-back Class 1A state titles in 2001 and 2002. Vast improvements were made in the school’s facilities, including a new field house, new football field and renovation and expansion of the gymnasium. He served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and District 2 Board from 1997-2010. Garner is currently the mayor of the town of Carolina.


MAJOR LANE - Graduated from Montgomery’s Robert E. High School and Alabama State University. He earned his masters and doctorate at Troy University and a second masters in Theology from the Birmingham Theological Seminary. He began his teaching and coaching career in 1982 at Pike County High School as the junior varsity basketball coach where his team went 14-1. He moved to Ariton High School from 1984-87 before returning to Pike County as head boys coach from 1987-93. He also served as the defensive coordinator in football as the Bulldogs won state championships in 1988 and 1989. He became the head basketball coach at Goshen High School in 1993 where his teams compiled a 187-46 record through 2002. He went into administration in 1997 as assistant principal and continues in that role today. Lane currently serves as pastor of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.


ALVIN MOORE - Graduated from Birmingham’s Carver High School and Alcorn State University. He also earned a master’s degree from Alabama State University. He was the longest tenured coach in the Birmingham City Schools, serving as head basketball coach at Phillips High School and later Carver from 1974-2013. Moore’s teams won more than 600 games and made four appearances in the Final 48. Hundreds of student-athletes he coached received scholarships in basketball, football and track. He coached in the Alabama North-South All-Star Game twice (1975 and 2003) and was named Class 5A Coach of the Year in 1993. He was the Birmingham City Coach of the Year in 1982 and received the Coca-Cola Outstanding Service Award. An All-Conference offensive tackle, he was Inducted into the Alcorn State Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and also was named USA Man of the Year by the National Baptist Convention in 2011.


LARRY MORRIS - Graduated from Scottsboro High School and Jacksonville State University. Spending his entire teaching and coaching career in Scottsboro, he served as an assistant football coach from 1974-1991 and became head coach from 1991-2004–the longest tenure in school history. His teams compiled a 90-66 overall record and won five area or region titles. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi football game in 2001 and in the AHSAA North-South game in 1998. He was also head track coach for eight years and assistant wrestling coach for 10. He served as athletic director from 2005 until his retirement in 2012 and was named AHSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012. Scottsboro teams captured 17 state titles under his watch. He also served on the AHSAA District 8 Board from 1999-2012 and the Central Board of Control from 2007-12. Scottsboro named its new football field house in his honor in 2013.

DONNIE ROBERTS - Graduated from Tremont High School (Miss.) and Delta State University (Miss). The Mississippi native spent his first 11 years at Tremont, and then moved to Red Bay (Ala.) High School where he has been the girls’ head coach since 1983. His Red Bay teams have posted a 664-224 mark and his overall coaching record is 806-351 (through 2013). Under Roberts, Red Bay won the Class 3A state championship in 1993 and Class 2A titles in 1997 and 2001. He also coached Red Bay to the Class 2A girls’ state track title in 2001 and has coached softball since 1983. He has also served as a football assistant coach. He coached the Alabama team in the 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game and was named Class 2A Coach of the Year in 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2001. He is a member of the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame

DR. JAMES ROBINSON - A native of New Orleans and a 1985 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Robinson has been an integral part of the AHSAA’s Medical Advisory Board since 2003. He has played an important role in the AHSAA’s medical health and safety policies and helped write the current concussion law that now governs all athletic events in Alabama. A family practice physician in Tuscaloosa, he serves as the University of Alabama football team physician and provides the same service for many high schools in the Tuscaloosa area. Dr. Robinson also developed the AHSAA pre-participation physical exam form used by all student-athletes since 1993. He has been a leader in developing health and safety practices for Alabama high schools and is an annual clinician at the AHSAA Summer Conference.  He supervises athletic trainers for DCH Health System and has been its Medical Director for Sports Medicine since 1989.

NANCY SHOQUIST - Graduated from Fairhope High School and Troy State University and also holds a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. She is one of a handful of state volleyball coaches whose teams have won more than 1,000 matches with a career record of 1,067-386 (through 2013). Shoquist served as volleyball coach at St. Paul’s Episcopal School from 1982-2003 before moving to Murphy High School where she continues to coach. Her St. Paul’s teams won volleyball state titles in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 and 1995 and were runners-up in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1998. Her Murphy teams have reached the state semi-finals once and the quarter-finals four times. She also coached five St. Paul’s tennis teams to state titles and seven others finished second. She was the first female to be inducted into the Fairhope High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and has received numerous coaching awards for volleyball and tennis.


MIKE SMITH - Graduated from Hueytown High School and Jacksonville State University and also holds a master’s degree. He started the girls’ basketball program at Decatur High School and remained for 28 seasons. His teams compiled a 624-225 record with five state championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 and 2000) and three runner-up finishes (1987, 1996 and 2001). Smith’s 1992 team was ranked No. 2 in the nation and the 2000 squad finished 34-0. He had three other teams that won 30-plus games and retired as the winningest girls’ basketball coach in AHSAA history. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game three times (1992, 1995, and 2000) and also coached volleyball for six years and softball for nine. An outstanding classroom teacher, he taught advanced placement government and politics for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame. 

TONY STALLWORTH - Graduated from J.F. Shields High School in Beatrice and Huntingdon College. He also attended Lomax-Hannon Junior College in Greenville. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Lomax-Hannon and then at Monroe Senior High School. He moved to Brantley High School in 1988 and was the boys’ head basketball coach from 1990-2005 where his teams compiled a 298-47 record and won three straight state championships (1993, 1994 and 1995). He was named 1A Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and 2A Coach of the Year in 1995. He also coached Brantley’s Junior High team to a perfect 48-0 record from 1988-90. Stallworth served Brantley High School as its principal from 2005-08 and later worked in various roles with the Crenshaw County School System before becoming the Associate Executive Director of the AHSAA in 2011. He was inducted into the Huntingdon College Hall of Fame in 2013. 

EUGENE WEATHERLY - After serving in the Army in World War II, Eugene Weatherly returned to Gadsden’s Carver High School and captained the football and basketball teams before graduating in 1948. He graduated from Alabama State in 1952 and earned a master’s degree from Georgia State. He began his teaching and coaching career at Hatcher High School in Cherokee County in 1953. He was the first coach in school history and was the only coach the school ever had. He was named Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Interscholastic Athletic Association twice (1961 and 1968). His 1961 boys’ basketball team was unbeaten until losing in the state finals and his football teams won district titles in 1961 and 1967. He coached Anniston’s Cobb Avenue High School basketball team from 1971-74 and ended his coaching career with 21 years at the Georgia School for the Deaf. His 1990 team won the Mason-Dixon basketball tournament. 


 2013 Week 3 Football Scores - Sept. 12-13

Class 1A
Addison 47, Southeastern 0
Akron 56, Holy Spirit Catholic 13
A.L. Johnson 24, Fruitdale 16
Autaugaville 26, Billingsley 20
Brantley 49, Florala 8
Brilliant 22, South Lamar 12
Cedar Bluff 49, Coosa Christian 20
Collinsville 35, Woodville 12
Donoho 55, Jacksonville Christian 33
Ellwood Christian 26, Keith 20
Falkville 49, Appalachian 6
Fayetteville 31, Wadley 27
Geneva County 53, Georgiana 28
Hubbertville 20, Berry 16
Kinston 41, Pleasant Home 12
Linden 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal 17
Loachapoka 27, St. Jude 14
Maplesville 75, Sunshine 0
Marengo 86, John Essex 14
Marion County 47, Parrish 22
McIntosh 51, J.U. Blacksher 24
McKenzie 47, Red Level 0
Notasulga 60, Verbena 27
Pickens County 78, L8ynn 12
Ragland 43, Gaylesville 28
R.A. Hubbard 33, Phillips 14
Shoals Christian 34, Vina 0
Sumiton Christian 25, Meek 24
Talladega Co.-Central 22, Winterboro 21
Tharptown 43, Waterloo 16
Valley Head 34, Spring Garden 7
Class 2A
Aliceville 46, Sulligent 3
Calhoun 44, Zion Chapel 14
Cottonwood 35, Providence Christian 7
Elba 57, Central-Hayneville 18
Flomaton 23, Choctaw County 20
Fultondale 35, Woodland 25
Fyffe 55, West End 20
Gaston 19, Section 14
Goshen 34, New Brockton 14
Hale County 19, Cold Springs 12
Houston County 27, Wicksburg 13
Isabella 41, Prattville Christian 20
Lamar County 45, R.C. Hatch 0
Lanett 20, Reeltown 14
Lexington 44, Colbert Heights 21
Luverne 47, Highland Home 14
Mobile Christian 42, Leroy 14
Montgomery Academy 41, Horseshoe Bend 13
North Sand Mountain 34, Sand Rock 13
Oakman 54, Francis Marion 6
Ranburne 28, Ohatchee 0

Randolph County 28, LaFayette 22
Red Bay 48, Hatton 14
Samson 40, Ariton 22
Sheffield 45, Phil Campbell 0
Sweet Water 48, Millry 6
Tanner 49, Cherokee 13
Vincent 46, Pleasant Valley 38
Walter Wellborn 78, Victory Christian 0
Washington County 47, Southern Choctaw 22
Westbrook Christian 21, Ider 16
Class 3A
Abbeville 20, Daleville 14
Barbour County 24, Geneva 14
Bayside Academy 42, Opp 14
B.B. Comer 40, Tarrant 32
Central Coosa 24, Thorsby 16
Cleveland 29, Ashville 0
Colbert County 55, West Morgan 0
Dale County 56, Pike County 26
Elkmont 17, Westminster Christian 7
Fayette County 21, Gordo 7
Geraldine 47, Brindlee Mountain 12
Good Hope 41, Winston County 27
Greene County 48, Holt 6
Hanceville 26, Hamilton 12
J.B. Pennington 31, Sylvania 30
Lauderdale Counry 33, Deshler 14
Leeds 30, Midfield 15
Madison Academy 49, Clements 0
New Hope 46, Holly Pond 0
Northside 28, American Christian 21
Piedmont 41, Glencoe 7
Plainview 34, Pisgah 25
Saks 46, Susan Moore 7

Slocomb 29, Montgomery Catholic 3
Straughn 35, Southside-Selma 6
Trinity Presbyterian 42, Montevallo 0
T.R. Miller 54, Excel 14
Vinemont 19, Cordova 15
White Plains 20, Weaver 0
Winfield 35, Danville 6
W.S. Neal 48, Cottage Hill Chr. 2
Class 4A
Alexandria 48, Hokes Bluff 28
Andalusia 29, Hillcrest-Evergreen 21
Anniston 22, Lincoln 21
Ardmore 36, North Jackson 34
Ashford 48, Alabama Christian 42
Beauregard 53, Bullock County 6
Beulah 14, Dallas County 6
Bibb County 41, Oak Grove 14
Brooks 44, Priceville 7
Calera 63, West Blocton 0
Central-Clay County 20, Elmore County 0
Central-Florence 27, West Limestone 2
Childersburg 21, Handley 13
Clarke County 61, Monroe County 6
Charles Henderson 26, Tallassee 21
Dadeville 32, Holtville 13
DAR 43, Butler 6
Dora 21, Corner 11
Guntersville 41, Fairview 6
Haleyville 42, East Lawrence 6
Jacksonville 40, Cherokee County 14

Jemison 39, Carbon Hill 12
J.O. Johnson 34, Pope John Paul II 7
Madison County 55, Randolph 0
Munford 14, Cleburne County 7
Oneonta 38, Locust Fork 6
Sardis 49, Crossville 7
St. Clair County 41, Douglas 6
St. James 32, Headland 14
UMS-Wright 28, Thomasville 27
Wilcox Central 14, Escambia County 0
Wilson 54, Rogers 27
Class 5A
Benjamin Russell 58, B.T. Washington 6
Boaz 37, Columbia 14
Brookwood 23, Paul Bryant 20
Center Point 61, Springville 20
Chilton County 35, Shelby County 14
Etowah 37, Brewer 7
Eufaula 42, Marbury 7
Faith Academy 25, LeFlore Magnet 21
Fairfield 18, Wenonah 12 (2 OT)
Fort Payne 20, Arab 15
Hartselle 14, Athens 6
Homewood 38, Briarwood Christian 14
Jackson 49, Greenville 6
McAdory 31, Central-Tuscaloosa 16
Moody 35, Hayden 14
Mortimer Jordan 54, Curry 16
Muscle Shoals 49, Lawrence County 0
Pleasant Grove 21, Parker 7
Russellville 19, East Limestone 15
Saraland 24, Demopolis 10
Satsuma 51, Sumter Central 27
Selma 35, Citronelle 0
Southside-Gadsden 28, Scottsboro 6
Spanish Fort 49, Gulf Shores 7
Sylacauga 42, Ramsay 21
Talladega 12, John Carroll Catholic 7
Valley 26, Carroll 14
Vigor 47, Williamson 6
Walker 17, Pinson Valley 7
Class 6A
Alma Bryant 14, Blount 13
Baker 21, Mary Montgomery 14
Bessemer City 37, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 9
Bob Jones 13, Florence 7
Buckhorn 32, Austin 23
Clay-Chalkville 49, Albertville 28
Daphne 32, Foley 24
Decatur 28, Hazel Green 14
Enterprise 62, Baldwin County 7
Fairhope 45, Dothan 35
Hewitt-Trussville 37, Woodlawn 0
Hoover 63, Jackson-Olin 0
Huntsville 42, Lee-Huntsville 7
James Clemens 34, Sparkman 12
Lee-Montgomery 14, Sidney Lanier 09
Murphy 13, Davidson 8
Oak Mountain 35, Stanhope Elmore 21
Opelika 36, Central-Phenix City 20
Oxford 6, Gadsden City 0
Pell City 41, Grissom 0
Prattville 28, Wetumpka 7
Robertsdale 28, Northview 26
Russell County 14, Rehobeth 6
Shades Valley 40, Carver-Birmingham 28              
Smiths Station 34, Auburn 18
Spain Park 14, Chelsea 0
Thompson 31, Pelham 16
Tuscaloosa County 18, Hueytown 0

Class 1A
Hackleburg 34, Decatur Heritage 7
Class 5A
Cullman 35, West Point 14
Class 6A
Carver-Montgomery 39, Jeff Davis 6
Gardendale 14, Mountain Brook 9
Vestavia Hills 30, Huffman 8