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The Alabama Football Coaches Association names their 2019 Coach of the Year winners

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Birmingham, AL – The Alabama Football Coaches Association (ALFCA) has announced their annual Coach of the Year award winners for 2019. This year’s winners include a pair of state championship head coaches (UMS-Wright’s Terry Curtis & Fyffe’s Paul Benefield). Five of this years winners lead their teams to region championships in 2019. Awards will officially be presented January 25th at the ALFCA’s annual convention in Montgomery.


Head Coaches

7A – Wade Waldrop | James Clemens Jets

2019 Record (9-3)* | Career Record (87-66)

6A – Richie Busby | Helena Huskies

2019 Record (9-2)* | Career Record (53-25)

5A – Darrell LeBeaux | Pleasant Grove Spartans

2019 Record (13-2) | Career Record (22-5)

4A – Terry Curtis | UMS-Wright Bulldogs

2019 Record (14-0)* | Career Record (240-49)

3A – Jeff Smith | Walter Wellborn Panthers

2019 Record (12-2) | Career Record (150-104)

2A – Paul Benefield | Fyffe Red Devils

2019 Record (15-0)* | Career Record (297-53)

1A – Tate Leonard | Isabella Mustangs

2019 Record (12-1)* | Career Record (39-9)

* – 2019 Region Champions


Assistant Coaches

7A – Chad Merrill | Vestavia Hills Rebels

6A – Jonathan Chandler | Opelika Bulldogs

5A – Kevin May | Bibb County Choctaws

4A – Brandon Dean | UMS-Wright Bulldogs

3A – Neal Posey | St. James Trojans

2A – Blake Jennings | Ohatchee Indians

1A – David Watts | Brantley Bulldogs