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Earnest Hill named McGill-Toolen’s 26th head coach

Mobile, AL – McGill-Toolen Catholic officially named defensive coordinator Earnest Hill the Yellow Jackets 26th head football coach Tuesday morning.  

Hill, who has lead the Yellow Jacket defense for the past two seasons, will replace Caleb Ross who resigned to accept the head coaching job at Opelika last month.  

This marks the second time in three years that McGill has reached into its assistant coaching ranks to find the programs new leader.  Ross served as the Jackets offensive coordinator before being tapped to replace former head coach Bart Sessions following the 2013 season.  

Before joining Ross’ staff at McGill-Toolen, Hill served as the defensive coordinator at Jasper’s Walker High School.  He also brings three years of head coaching experience, compiling a 19-15 record, including a 5A region 3 title during three seasons at the helm of the Greenville Tigers football program.  Earlier in his career he spent time at Spanish Fort, Handley and the University of West Alabama.  

Hill has served as the defensive coordinator for two state championship teams, Spanish Fort in 2010 and McGill-Toolen in 2015.

2017 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