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Gadsden City hires Tuscaloosa County’s Sessions

Gadsden, AL – After one season leading the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats football program, head coach, Bart Sessions will be coaching 120 miles west next season.  

The Alabama high school coaching veteran was approved as the Gadsden City Titans head football coach Tuesday night.  

Sessions will become the program’s third head coach since Emma Sansom, Litchfield and Gadsden High schools united under the Titans banner in 2006.  

Both former GCHS coaches, Joe Billingsley (58-26) and Matt Scott (27-20) lead the Titans to the AHSAA state semi-finals during their tenures. 

In his only season in Northport, Sessions lone Tuscaloosa County squad finished 2-8.  Before taking over at TCHS, Sessions served as Shawn Raney’s defensive coordinator at Spain Park for two seasons.  During his tenure on the Jaguars staff he helped lead SPHS the the 7A state title game and two victories over arch rival Hoover, both program firsts. 

The bulk of Sessions’ head coaching experience came during his tenure at Mobile’s McGill-Toolen Catholic from 2011-2013.  During three seasons he lead the Yellow Jackets to a combined 34-5 record including two region championships and trip to the 6A semi-finals in 2013.  

Before taking over the McGill-Toolen program in 2011, Sessions was considered one of Alabama’s premier defensive assistants.   He spent the 2010 season as the defensive coordinator at Daphne, helping lead the Trojans to capture the 6A state championship.  The Mobile native also served as Prattville’s defensive coordinator during the Lions state title run in 2008.  

Earlier in his career, he spent time as an assistant at Mobile’s Davidson, B.C. Rain and Shaw high schools.  

2016 Coaching Changes

SchoolFormer CoachNew Coach
AlicevilleRico JacksonMelvin Pete
Alma BryantBruce BrelandDoug Hoehn
AshvilleSteve MartinTrey Pike
Autauga AcademyKyle GloverBobby Carr
BerryDanny RainesCaleb Hynds
BeulahJarrod WootenCody Flournoy
Bessemer CityMartez EdwardsQuintin Jackson
Brindlee Mtn.Matt SelfKeith Garner
BoazEric WhaleyJeremy Sullivan
BuckhornJohn HolladayKeith Henderson
CalhounBill LamarErvin Starr
Chilton CountyBrian BradfordTal Morrison
Carver-MontgomeryBilly GreshamWillie Spears
Clarke Co.Junior KelleyStacey Luker
Clay-ChalkvilleJerry HoodDrew Gilmer
Colbert Co.Dale JeffreysBrett Mask
ColumbiaChris HancockMarcus McCall
Coosa Valley AcademySteve McCordDane Reese
DARBobby RhodesJoel Pool
DalevilleJosh ParrishRob Armstrong
Dallas Co.Marty SmithClifford Matthews
DemopolisStacey LukerBrian Seymore
DeshlerMike HandBo Culver
DonohoAndy McWilliamsMark Sanders
DoraMike CainBart Lockhart
DouglasBrad PoundsBryan Jennings
ElkmontSean HoltDuane Wales
Escambia CountyRoyce YoungRico Jackson
FairfieldL.C. ColeKeon Handley
Faith AcademyLance LawleyJeff Estes
FloralaBrad RhodesScott Mason
FruitdaleRyan LittleMike Davis
Gadsden CityMatt ScottBart Sessions
GrissomEddie StewartChip English
Gulf ShoresJamie WilliamsMatt Blake
HaleyvilleBo CulverTodd McNutt
HeadlandScott GlennDanny Raines
Highand HomeGregg BakerPhillip Coggins
HoltvilleHunter AdamsJason Franklin
Holy SpiritJamie GriffinMark Cochran
Hooper AcademyChad MichaelDuane McWhorter
Horseshoe BendJason FranklinJosh Averett
HuntsvilleClint WoodfinMark Fleetwood
Kingwood ChristianSheldon WardTodd Bradford
KinstonJohnny MitchellJon Cooper
LakesidePhil AndersonJimmy King
Lamar Co.James MooreRobbie Bradford
LincolnBrad WallaceMatt Zedaker
LindenAndro WilliamsDemtrice Jackson
Loachapoka Jerome TateAntonio Richards
Marengo AcademyWebb TuttLebo Jones
Mary MontgomeryBrian SeymoreChris Wilson
McGill-ToolenCaleb RossEarnest Hill
MeekLance ArcherDavid Norwood
MinorGeorge BatesCurtis Graves
MurphyRick CauleyMuskingum Barnes
New HopeRandall TaylorKenny Chadwick
NorthsideDarrin HughesChris Hilliker
Northside MethodistDustin HarrisonGeorge Kennedy
NorthviewLaBrian StewartJosh Parrish
OneontaDon JacobsBrandon Herring
OpelikaBrian BlackmonCaleb Ross
Pinson ValleyMatt GloverPatrick Nix
Pleasant HomeChris MasonRichard Mercer
R.A. HubbardNicholas VinsonMac Hampton
Red LevelJames WiseKenny Skipper
ScottsboroPatrick NixDon Jacobs
SectionDrew DavisLuke Powell
SelmaKeon HandleyChristopher Raymond
SparkmanChris CagleLaron White
Stanhope ElmoreMike DeanBrian Bradford
St John Paul IIJohn MunfordDavid Lloyd
StraughnChris WilsonJohn Higgins
St. Clair Co.Lance SmithMatt Glover
Sumiton ChristianBart LockhartMike McCarty
Susan MooreKen AdamsHeath Lauderdale
TalladegaRobert Herring Jr.Ted Darby
TannerLaron WhiteMaurice Belser
ThorsbyBilly JacksonDaryl Davis
Trinity PresbyterianRandy RagsdaleBarry Loyal
Tuscaloosa Co.Bart SessionsJohn Holladay
Victory ChristianMark SandersMark Holliday
VinemontMatt NorrisStephen Robinson
Washington Co.Al EarnestDevin Roberts
WoodlawnCornelius TurnerGeorge Bates
W.S. NealDoug HoehnAndro Williams
Zion ChapelBubba NallRandy Bryant