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Lee Ozmint named Arab Knights head football coach

Arab, AL – The Arab Arabian Knights have their next leader on the gridiron.  Former Glencoe Yellow Jackets head coach and current Oxford High assistant Lee Ozmint is expected to be approved as Knights 27th head football coach in a special called board meeting Friday afternoon.  

The Anderson, South Carolina native has spent the past three seasons as the Linebackers and Speed and Strength Coach at Oxford High School, helping lead the 6A Yellow Jackets to a combined 32-5 record, including a pair of region titles and two trips to the AHSAA quarterfinals.   

Before joining Ryan Herring’s staff at Oxford he spent time working as an attorney for firms in Tuscaloosa and Gadsden before putting on the headset for the first time as the defensive coordinator at Gadsden High School in 2001.  After five years on the Tigers staff, Ozmint accepted his first head coaching position at Glencoe High in 2006.  

During his 10 year tenure at the helm of the Glencoe Yellow Jackets he guided the 3A program to a 77-37 record including seven consecutive trips to the post season and a 48-24 mark in region play.   Ozmint’s 2014 squad advanced to the 3A state semifinals and brought home the programs’s first region crown in 18 years.  

The Jacket’s 13-1 record earned Ozmint 2014 class 3A Coach of the Year honors.  Over his 10 year career as a head coach, five of his teams have won nine games or more.  

Before beginning his career in coaching Ozmint was a standout defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide.  He was a three year starter in Tuscaloosa, being named All-SEC in 1998.   His son Pace is currently a sophomore wide receiver for the Auburn Tigers.  

Ozmint takes over for Oscar Glasscock, who resigned after leading the Knights to a 1-9 record in his lone season on Brindlee Mountain to take the head coaching position at Cullman High School.  

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