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Bill Smith out as Fayette County head football coach

Fayette, AL – Twelve months after being announced as Fayette County High School’s 25th leader on the gridiron, Bill Smith has been relieved of his duties as the Tigers head football coach.

Smith during his first season as Munford Lions head football coach. // Brant Berry | PrepsNet

The former University of Alabama punter lead the 4A program to a 8-3 record, including a playoff birth and a 5-1 mark in region play, during his lone season in Fayette.

Before taking over the Fayette County program Smith spent four years at Munford leading the Lions to a 28-18 mark, three playoff births and a region title in 2017. From 2011 to 2014 he lead Birmingham area power Shades Valley to a combined 26-19 record over four seasons including three consecutive class 6A playoff births and a 10-2 mark in 2013. The Russellville native began his head coaching career with a two year stint at Crossville, posting a 9-11 record.

Smith’s head coaching record currently stands at 71-51 with a region crown and seven postseason appearances over 12 seasons.

Fayette County opens 2020 against the 3A Winfield Pirates August 20th at John Morgan Brown Stadium.