Past State Boys Track & Field Champions


Red Bay's Roberts Notches 800th Career Victory


                                                           By KEITH LETBETTER
                                              Red Bay News (Special to the AHSAA)

    Red Bay High School girls coach Donnie Roberts notched the 800th win of his long prep basketball coaching career Jan. 25 as the Lady Tigers beat Colbert Heights 64-37. The Lady Tigers improved to 22-2 this season with the win.
    Roberts, who has compiled an 800-346 overall record in his 41-year coaching career, is now the state’s career wins leader for girls basketball and the first in state history to win 800 games.  He will be inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame in March as a member of the Class of 2014.

   “It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s about how fortunate my career has been at Red Bay and the 10 years Icoached at Tremont (Ms.). All I can do is thank the kids that played for me. They had a lot more to do with it than Idid.

   After earning a Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University, he returned to his alma mater, Tremont High School just across the state line from Red Bay and compiled a 142-127 record in the next 10 seasons. Roberts moved to Red Bay in 1983 and began working on the goal of making that first trip to Birmingham for the state playoffs.
    “I came here and took over a team that was 9-11 the year before. We had a real good year that first year and we went 19-5,” Roberts said.

    Roberts, who owns a 658-219 girls coaching record at Red Bay, led the Lady Tigers to state championships in 1987, 1993, 2001 and most recently directed Red Bay to the 2012 Class 2A state finals, a 54-49 loss to Section. Last year Roberts’ team won the Northwest Regional again and lost in the Final 48 semifinals.
     “It takes a combination of things to have a state championship program. It does take coaching, but it also takes pride in our program from our girls.”

      Roberts said that it also takes the involvement of the community.

“Everybody here is involved in it,”said Roberts. They back us and support us. The community likes to see us do well.

      Roberts said that over the years some of the best memories he has is that of having the opportunity to coach both of his daughters, Laura Beth and Leah.

“I think it’s rare to have coached two daughters and to have those two daughters on two different teams win state championships. I can tell you it’s a great experience.”


(See Decathlon below)

2013-6A-Auburn; 5A-Paul Bryant; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Piedmont; 2A-LaFayette; 1A-Falkville
2012-6A-Hoover; 5A-St. Paul's; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Greensboro; 2A-Tanner; 1A-Cedar Bluff
2011-6A-Hoover; 5A-St. Paul's; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Greensboro; 2A-Lanett; 1A-Cedar Bluff

2010-6A-Hoover; 5A-(tie) Spanish Fort and St. Paul's; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-T.R. Miller; 2A-Lanett;
        1A-Cedar Bluff
2009-6A-Hoover; 5A-Spanish Fort; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-T.R. Miller; 2A-Mobile Christian; 1A-Cedar Bluff
2008-6A-Vestavia Hills; 5A-St. Paul's; 4A-Beauregard; 3A-Lincoln; 2A-Falkville; 1A-Cedar Bluff
2007-6A-Opelika; 5A-St. Paul's; 4A-Jacksonville; 3A-Mobile Christian; 2A-Falkville; 1A-Cedar Bluff
2006-6A-Opelika; 5A-St. Paul's; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-T.R. Miller; 2A-Altamont; 1A-Alabama School 
        for Deaf

2005-6A-Hoover; 5A-Scottsboro; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Leeds; 2A-Altamont; 1A-Alabama School for Deaf
2004-6A-Opelika; 5A-Scottsboro; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-T. R. Miller; 2A-Randolph Co.; 1A-Courtland
2003-6A-Opelika; 5A-Scottsboro; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-T. R. Miller; 2A-Vincent; 1A-Hazlewood
2002-6A-Tuscaloosa County; 5A-Scottsboro; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Sheffield; 2A-Vincent; 1A-Hazlewood
2001-6A-Grissom; 5A-Williamson; 4A-Leeds; 3A-Lincoln; 2A-St. Jude; 1A-Hazlewood

2000-6A-Opelika; 5A-Blount; 4A-Leeds; 3A-UMS-Wright; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Courtland.
1999-6A-Opelika; 5A-Blount; 4A-Madison County; 3A-UMS-Wright; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-St. Jude;
1998-6A-Opelika; 5A-Blount; 4A-Leeds; 3A-UMS-Wright; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-St. Jude; Freshman-Hoover.
1997-6A-Central-Tuscaloosa; 5A-Blount; 4A-Madison County; 3A-UMS-Wright; 2A-Rogers; 1A-St. Jude;
1996-6A-Central-Tuscaloosa; 5A-Williamson; 4A-Leeds; 3A-St. Paul’s; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Courtland;

1995-6A-Central-Tuscaloosa; 5A-Williamson; 4A-Leeds; 3A-St. Paul’s; 2A-Oneonta; 1A-Courtland.
1994-6A-Jeff Davis; 5A-Smiths Station; 4A-Leeds; 3A-St. Paul’s; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Courtland.
1993-6A-Central-Phenix City; 5A-Williamson; 4A-Leeds; 3A-St. Paul’s; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Montgomery
          County; Freshman-Vestavia Hills.
1992-6A--Theodore; 5A--Blount; 4A--T.R.Miller; 3A--St. Paul’s; 2A--Hazlewood; 1A--Alabama School for
          Deaf; Freshman-Georgia Washington.
1991-6A-Murphy; 5A-Blount; 4A-T. R. Miller; 3A-UMS-Wright; 2A-Hazelwood; 1A-Courtland; Freshman-

1990-6A-Murphy; 5A-Blount; 4A-UMS-Wright; 3A-Elmore County; 2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Courtland; Freshman-
1989 -6A-Gardendale; 5A-Blount; 4A-Geneva; 3A-Cherokee Vocational & St. Paul’s (co-champions);
         2A-Hazlewood; 1A-Billingsley; Freshman-Goodwyn.
1988-6A-Murphy; 5A-Williamson; 3A-4A-Geneva; 1A-2A-J. F. Shields; Freshman-Vigor.
1987-6A-Davidson; 5A-Williamson; 3A-4A-Geneva; 1A-2A-Randolph; Freshman-Bellingrath.
1986-6A-Davidson; 5A-Monroe County; 3A-4A-Vincent; 1A-2A-Hazlewood.

1985 -6A-Davidson; 5A-Mobile County; 3A-4A-St. Paul’s; 1A-2A-Hazlewood; Junior High-No Competition.
1984-4A-Davidson; 3A-Gardendale; 2A-St. Paul’s; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High (3A-4A) Williamson; Junior
         High (1A-2A) St. Paul’s.
1983-4A-Central-Tuscaloosa; 3A-UMS Prep; 2A-St. Paul’s; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High (3A-4A) Goodwyn;
          Junior High (1A-2A)-Vincent.
1982-4A-Davidson; 3A-UMS Prep; 2A-Calhoun; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High (3A-4A)-Goodwyn; Junior High
1981-4A-Davidson; 3A-UMS Prep; 2A-Calhoun; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High (3A-4A) Goodwyn; Jr. High
        (1A-2A) Calhoun.

1980 -4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-McAdory; 2A-Calhoun; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High (3A-4A) Goodwyn; Junior High (1A-2A) Calhoun.
1979 -4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-Gardendale; 2A-Calhoun; 1A-Coffeeville; Junior High-Davidson.
1978 -4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-Cherokee County; 1A-2A-D. C. Wolfe; Junior High-Goodwyn.
1977-4A-Jeff Davis; 3A-Athens; 1A-2A-Elmore County; Jr. High-Goodwyn.
1976-4A-Davidson; 3A-Athens; 1A-2A-Clements; Jr. High-Carver -Montgomery.

1975-4A-Parker; 3A-Athens; 1A-2A-Calhoun; Junior High-Bellingrath.
1974-4A-Murphy; 3A-John Carroll; 1A-2A-Cherokee Vocational; Junior High-Goodwyn.
1973-4A-Jeff Davis; 3A-Athens; 1A-2A-Ashville; Junior High-Parker.
1972-4A-Murphy; 3A-Cobb Avenue; 1A-2A-Ashville; Junior High-Mountain Brook.
1971-4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-Ashville; Junior High-Goodwyn.

1970 -4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-East Highland; Junior High-Cloverdale.
1969 -4A-Carver-Birmingham;  3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-East Highland; Junior High-Floyd & South Girard (co- champions).
1968 -4A-Lee-Montgomery; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-Birmingham University School.
1967-4A-Sidney Lanier; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-Birmingham University School.
1966-4A-Shades Valley; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-Birmingham University School.

1965-4A-Sidney Lanier; 3A-Auburn; 1A-2A-Birmingham University School.
1964-AA-Sidney Lanier; A-Deshler.
1963-AA-Murphy; A-Sylacauga.
1962-AA-Murphy; A-Deshler.
1961-AA-Lee-Montgomery; A-Sylacauga.

1960-AA-Murphy; A-Sylacauga.
1959-AA-Murphy; A-Tallassee.
1958-AA-Gadsden & Murphy (co-champions);  A-Russellville.
1957-AA-Tuscaloosa; A-Enterprise.
1956-AA-Sidney Lanier; A-Fairfield.
1955-AA-Tuscaloosa; A-Andalusia.
1954-AA-Sidney Lanier; A-Andalusia & McAdory (co-champions).
1953-AA-Dothan; A--Hazlewood.
1952-AA-Ramsay; A-Andalusia.
1950-1. Sidney Lanier; 2. Bessemer
1949-1. Ramsay; 2. Bessemer
1948-1. Sidney Lanier; 2. Phillips
1947-West End

1936-West End

1935-West End
1934-West End
1927-Bessemer & Phillips (co-champions)
1926-Snead Seminary
1925-Snead Seminary & Bessemer (co-champions)

Decathlon State Champions
2012-Greg Coleman, McGill-Toolen, 5,824
2011-Corey Compton, Hewitt-Trussville, 6,097
2010-Joshua Sigler, Murphy, 5,634
2009-Christian Heiden, McGill-Toolen, 5,961
2008-Kyle Smith, Daphne, 5,771
2007-Dakota Matthews, East Lawrence, 5,648
2006-David Silverstein, Mountain Brook, 5,780
2005-Leander McKenzie, Lee-Huntsville, 5,855
2004-Brian Jones, Hoover, 5,675
2003-Daniel Nolan, Scottsboro, 6,076
2002-Patrick Claybon, Mountain Brook, 5,983
2001-Julius Wainwright, Central-Tuscaloosa, 5,988
2000-Derek Graves, Holt, 5,958
1999-Julius Williams, Central-Phenix City, 6,018
1998-Mondez Haire, Shades Valley, 6,444
1997-Chris Beale, Grissom, 6,007
1996-Keith Nicholson, Leeds, 6,897
1995-Jason Wilson, Theodore, 6,768
1994-Cantrell Gaddis, Leeds, 6,680
1993-Kelcey Scott, Scottsboro, 6,501
1992 -Fred Beasley, Lee-Montgomery, 6,288
1991-Charles Rose, Leeds, 6,222
1990 -Mark Worley, Lee-Montgomery, 6,076
1989-Kim Boldt, Grissom, 5,961
1988-Eddie Terrell, Mountain Brook, 6,170
1987-Mike Abercrombie, W. A. Berry, 6,195
1986-Jeff Mooney, Mountain Brook, 6,332
1985-Jeff Mooney, Mountain Brook, 6,534
1984-Jeff Edwards, Opelika, 6,430
1983-Avery Rodts, Mountain Brook, 7,921
1982-Vincent Jackson, McAdory, 8,304
1981-Vincent Jackson, McAdory, 8,340
1980-Tom Powers, W. A. Berry, 8,063
1979-Dewayne Vaughn, Pinson Valley, 8,204
1978-Dewayne Vaughn, Pinson Valley, 9,026
1977-Gregg Ellis, Mountain Brook, 7,915
1976-Karl Burroughs, Tuscaloosa, 8,631
1975-Floyd Eddings, Phillips, 8,709
1974-Richard Gillette, Jeff Davis, 8,605
1973-Phil Mulkey, Mountain Brook, 8,215
1972-Sullivan Walker, Jeff Davis, 8,103
1971-David Koski, W. A. Berry, 7,268
1970-Steve Bear, Auburn, 8,511
1969-Joe Sherrill, Mountain Brook, 8,024
1968-Milton Bresler, Birmingham University School, 8,536
1967-Harry Moon, Birmingham University School, 8,325
1966-Sam Chambliss, Banks, 8,297
1965-Mike Patterson, Sidney Lanier, 8,159
1964-Mike Patterson, Sidney Lanier, 8,159
(Discontinued after 1999)
1999-Patrick Claybon, Mountain Brook, 5,139
1998-Matt Martin, Hoover, 4,577
1997-Wes Edmonds, Scottsboro, 5,044
1996-Wayne Dozier, Leeds, 4,999
1995-Kyle Neal, Fairview, 4,877
1994-Melvin Rogers, Grand Bay, 5,182
1993-Leith Nicholdon, Leeds, 5,480
1992-Jason Wilson, Theodore, 6,013
1991-Fred Beasley, Georgia Washington, 6,090
1990-Kelcey Scott, Scottsboro, 5,582
1989-Mark Worley, Goodwyn, 5,293
1988-David Brewer, Vigor, 5,598
1987-Ben Gamble, Vigor, 4,555
(Junior High Division Prior To 1987)
1986-No Competition
1985-No Competition
1984-Mike Abercrombie, W.A. Berry, 4,967
1983-Walker Jemison, Mountain Brook, 5,796
1982-Mike Vice, Mountain Brook, 5,836
1981-Bud Nesmith, Auburn, 5,803
1980-Curt Lindner, Auburn, 6,243
1979-Curt Linder, Auburn, 5,013
1978-Willie Miles, Goodwyn, 6,904
1977-Ricky Casby, Capitol Heights, 7,070
1976-Terry Buchanon, Opelika, 6,672
1975-Gregg Ellis, Mountain Brook, 6,865
1974-Floyd Eddings, Phillips, 8,191
1973-Steadman Shealy, Girard, 6,179
1972-Richard Ellis, Mountain Brook, 6,759
1971-Jimmy Dees, Goodwyn, 6,218
1970-Phil Mulkey, Birmingham University School, 7,166
1969-Russell Perry, Homewood, 6,506
1968-Homer Burke, W. A. Berry, 5,020
1967-Steve Bear, Auburn, 5,721