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Former University of Alabama head coach Mike Dubose named Opp head coach

Opp, AL – Former Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Mike Dubose has been tapped to lead the Opp High School Bobcats football program. 

Dubose replaces former Opp head coach Brent Hill who resigned after the 2020 season to take the head coaching job at Tallahassee’s North Florida Christian School.   Hill lead the Bobcats to a 42-37 mark including five playoff births and a pair of region crowns during his seven seasons in the Wiregrass.  

This will be the former Tide coach’s third stint as a high school head coach.  He spent the 1979 season as the head coach at Prattville, leading the Lions to a 3-7 record before stepping into the college ranks.  Later in his career he spent time at Northview, posting a 0-10 record in 2002 before moving on to Luverne, during his first two year stint at the helm of the Tigers he lead the 2A program to a pair of region titles and a state state championship game appearance in 2003.  Dubose retuned to Luverne in 2013 for a second two year run, guiding the Tigers another region title before leaving to join the Opp staff as an assistant in 2105.  

The Opp High graduate has been on the Bobcats staff as both linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for the past four seasons.  His high school head coaching record currently stands at 39-32 including a 26-15 mark in region play, four post season appearances, three region titles and a state runner-up finish over six seasons.  

Dubose began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Alabama in 1975 before moving on to positions at Fairhope High, Prattville, UT Chattanooga and Southern Mississippi before retuning to the Crimson Tide staff in 1983.  

He later followed Alabama head coach Ray Perkins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before returning to Tuscaloosa to serve as Gene Stallings defensive line coach in 1990.  Following Stallings retirement in 1996 Dubose was named UA’s head football coach, leading the Tide to a 24-23 mark over fort seasons, including an SEC Championship in 1999.  He later served as both an assistant and head coach at Jackson, MS’s Millsaps College and as the defensive line coach at the University of Memphis. 

He was named SEC Coach of the Year following the Crimson Tide’s 10-3 performance in 1999.