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Arab names new head football coach

Arab, AL – After a five week search the Arab Arabian Knights have landed their next leader on the gridiron.  The Arab City School board voted to officially name Mountain Brook defensive coordinator Oscar Glasscock the Knights 26th head football coach Thursday night.  

Before joining Chris Yeager’s Mountain Brook Spartans staff prior to the 2017 campaign, Glasscock served as the Hartselle Tigers defensive coordinator for five seasons.   During his time at the helm of the Hartselle defense he helped lead the Tigers to a 39-19 record and five consecutive playoff appearances.  During his single season at Mountian Brook he helped guide the Spartans to an 8-4 record, second round playoff birth and top ten finish in class 7A.  

Glasscock takes over for former Knights head coach Adam Gilbert who resigned in late February to take a coordinator position at 5A region 8 rival Scottsboro.   

Gilbert lead the Knights program to a 16-26 record and a pair of postseason appearances over four seasons.  

Glasscock’s connection to the post was first reported by Arab’s WAFN 92.7 radio.  

The Arab City School board also approved the hiring of Rogers High School head coach Randall Martin.  Martin has lead the Lauderdale County program to a 39-27 record over four seasons including back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 2016 and 2017 and a pair of 4A region 8 championships.  He is expected to serve as the Arabian Knights offensive coordinator.  

Glasscock will lead the Knights onto the field for the first time August 24th against the Boaz Pirates as the Knights christen their new off-campus stadium in north Arab.  


2018 Coaching Changes

SchoolFormer CoachNew Coach
AlexandriaFrank TuckerTodd Ginn
AnnistonEddie BullockRico White
AppalachianZach JonesRobert Beard
ArabAdam GilbertOscar Glasscock
ArdmoreAndrew SmithP.J. Wright
AshfordMich SellersChris Littleton
Benjamin RussellDanny HornKevin Smith
Bessemer CityQuintin JacksonDarone Fagan
B.B. ComerMike BattlesAdam Fossett
B.C. RainTellis StoneRick Cauley
Carver-MontgomeryWillie SpearsOpen
Center PointShawn GregoryGeorge Bates
ChelseaChris ElmoreDustin Goodwin
ChickasawJohn BeverlyJason Rowell
Central-Clay Co.Kris HerronDanny Horn
ClementsCody McCainMichael Parker
Cottage Hill ChristianDavid PeoplesChris Brazell
CornerZac WillisJohn Clements
CullmanMark BrittonMatt Plunkett
Dale Co.Pete HarrisonDon Moore
DanvilleJosh LouAllenShannon McGregory
DothanKevin JacksonWayne White
East LawrenceJarrod HelmsMatthew Pettus
ElbaEd RigbyPete Harrison
Ellwood ChristianMike StokesOpen
Elmore Co.Norman DeanJordan Cantrell
EufaulaBryan MooreEd Rigby
ExcelJason WamblesOpen
Faith AcademyJeff EstesJack French
FlorenceJ.B. WallaceWill Hester
Fort PaynePaul EllisChris Elmore
FultondaleRichie BusbyDon Dover
GardendaleMatt PlunkettChad Eads
GlencoeRusty DavisBrian Alred
HancevilleCraig FaniganCody McCain
Hazel GreenWill WagnonSmitty Grider
HelenaWatt ParkerRichie Busby
Houston AcademyJimmy AddisonJamie Riggs
JasperHeath BrunnerBryan Moore
Lakeside SchoolJimmy KingDan Klages
Mary MontgomeryChris WilsonStan McCain
MinorCurtis GravesAdrian Abrams
MoodyJay BrownAdam Wallace
New HopeKenny ChadwickBart Stephenson
OneontaBrandon HerringPhil Phillips
OpelikaCaleb RossErik Speakman
Park CrossingSmitty GriderAngelo Wheeler
Pell CityKeith EtheredgeWayne Lee
Pickens Co.Ryan SwinneyOpen
Phil CampbellRyan SwinneyKevin Barnwell
PisgahAnthony JacksLuke Pruitt
PlainviewDustin GoodwinOpen
Pleasant GroveJim ElginOpen
PrattvilleChad AndersonCaleb Ross
PricevilleDirk StrunkJason Simmons
RaglandBrian AlredDerrick Sewell
RandolphNick FlanaganBlake Killen
RobertsdaleBrian CampbellChase Smith
RogersRandall MartinOpen
RussellvilleMark HeatonMark Ritter
SamsonChris LittletonJason Wambles
SatsumaJustin ThomasRay Nelson
Shoals ChristianPatrick MaloneNick Flanagan
Smiths StationAdam FossettMike Glisson
SoutheasternMichael BurkettKevin Byrd
TannerMaurice BelserOscar Bonds
T.R. MillerAndrew ThomasKeith Etheredge
WadleyKen FordhamOpen
West LimestoneJordan CantrellShelby Davis
West MorganJohn RitterMikel Riggs
Winston Co.Bart Stephenson Mark Mitchell
WoodlawnGeorge BatesOpen
VincentWiley McKellarLucas Weatherford