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Sean Calhoun officially named Vestavia Hills head football coach

Vestavia Hills Board of Education

Vestavia Hills, AL – The Vestavia Hills Rebels officially named former Carrollton (GA) head coach Sean Calhoun the Rebel’s seventh head football coach during a special called school board meeting Wednesday afternoon.

“The foundation that has already been laid in Vestavia Hills is great, and I look forward to building upon that foundation and impacting lives through the football program,” Calhoun said in a release.

Calhoun will replace Hall of Fame head coach Buddy Anderson who spent 43 years at the helm of the Over the Mountain program, he walked off the field that now bears his name with more victories than any coach in Alabama high school football history.  Anderson capped his coaching career with a 346-160 record, 17 region crowns, nine championship game appearances and a pair of state titles all at Vestavia Hills.  

The Valdosta State alum steps into what may consider to be one of the toughest regions in the county after leading the Carrollton Trojans to a 51-12 record including three region titles and five GHSA quarterfinal appearances during five years at the helm of the west Georgia program.  

Prior to accepting his first head coaching position at Carrollton, Calhoun served as offensive coordinator for former Hoover Bucs head coach Rush Propst at Colquitt County (GA).  During two years at Colquitt he helped lead the Packers to a pair of Georgia state titles and a 30-0 record.  He also spent time as an assistant at Collins Hill High in Gwinnett County and Valdosta State.


The Vestavia job, which is arguably the most high profile high school football opening in Alabama this offseason, reportedly garnered interest from some of the most successful coaches around the state.   The search, which began in the fall, centered around eight candidates from multiple states before eventually going to the Georgia native.  

Calhoun will officially be introduced in a press conference on Friday.